Two weeks ago, when the news finally leaked out of a Wayzata nursing home that Ferris Alexander had died on February 10, both the Twin Cities' dailies gave the story prominent play. "Ex-porn king Alexander dies at 84," blared the page one headline in the Star Tribune. The following day, the editors at the St. Paul Pioneer Press--however sheepish they may have felt at getting scooped on a three-week old story--still deemed it worthy of the front page... More >>>
The federal government (with help from future presidential inquisitor Ken Starr) crushed Ferris Alexander and his adult-entertainment empire. Porn survived.