'The Kingmaker': Don Blankenship's Political Influence

Sep 29, 2015

As the state's focus shifts to Charleston this week for the start of former Massey CEO Don Blankenship's trial, we're taking a look back at a 2005 special episode of Outlook titled "The Kingmaker."

The half hour special profiles Blankenship and his political influence at the time, just after the 2004 election when he spent some $5 million on the campaign to elect Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin.

This special episode of Outlook was written, produced and hosted by former West Virginia Public Broadcasting reporter Anna Sale.