Episode 1: Calvin's Last Shot
Calvin (Cal) Buari has been in prison for 22 years for a double murder he insists he didn’t commit. Someone else even confessed to the crime. For journalist Steve Fishman, the case has become an obsession. Cal admits he helped bring crack to the Bronx in the early 1990s. Back then, he flaunted his success with matching mink coats and hats, while presiding over one of the most violent corners in a city overrun with drug crime. But police and prosecutors want to get him off the streets, and they seize the opportunity when Cal’s friend and protégé accuses him of a double homicide. When we meet him, Cal has been struggling for years to keep his case alive with only the help of a prison pay phone and sheer force of will. Things look brighter for Cal when a legendary 85-year-old attorney, a crusading champion of lost causes, agrees to leave his hospital bed and argue Cal’s final shot in state court. Then the worst happens.