Remembering Lou Pearlman, pop Svengali and con man

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Lou Pearlman was a pioneer in reality TV and the boy-band industry -- but he was also a crook. One critic says we live, in some respects, in a world he created. It includes reality TV, the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync. But Pearlman conned some of the boy bands out of their earnings and went to prison owing millions to investors in fraudulent business schemes. John Seabrook, who has written about him for the New Yorker, has more on the pop music impresario's contributions to culture -- and crime. 




Warren Olney