"...'Dickie Moltisanti' the father of 'Christopher' and a 'mob soldier' who died in the 1970's at the hands of a crooked cop, provides an entry point...
"...into a look at the 'Soprano' mob's origins in the turbulence of racial tensions between African Americans and Italian Americans in Newark, NJ..."
"I was interested in Newark and life in Newark at that time", said "The Sopranos" creator David Chase.
"I used to go to down there every Saturday night for dinner with my grandparents.
"But the thing that interested me most was Tony's boyhood. I was interested in exploring that.