Russel Harvey interviews Rita Jenrette, "Abscam's Blonde Bombshell," 1994. 30 min
Did you see David O. Russell's Academy Award Nominated Film, "American Hustle?" It was based on a real life scandal that rocked Washington in the late 1970s called "Abscam." "American Hustle" has a "Blonde Bombshell," played by Jennifer Lawrence. In real life, "Abscam's Blonde Bombshell," was Rita Jenrette, at the time, the wife of John Jenrette, one of the Congressman who was convicted as a result of the FBI's bizarre, undercover sting operation. In 1994, Rita was a guest on my Award Winning Cable Television Talk Show, RUSSEL HARVEY ALMOST LIVE. Of all the people I have interviewed, Rita Jenrette may be the most intelligent and interesting and she's certainly one of the most beautiful, as anyone who saw her photographs in Playboy would have to testify under oath.