in history. bernie madoff swindled millions from his clients in a sophisticated ponzi scheme for which he will never get out of prison. >> a two-part miniseries that debuts tomorrow night that takes us inside his madness and elizabeth hur has a preview. >> you want to know how to get people to trust you with their money. >> reporter: "madoff," a true crime saga turned miniseries tells the story of the ponzi scheme king. >> people give me their money and i make them richer than god. >> reporter: who became the face of financial corruption. >> and there was a bombshell today in the bernard madoff case. >> reporter: making headlines worldwide and now serving 150 years in prison for bilking investors out of billions of dollars. >> it's an extraordinary and complex role. >> reporter: for academy award winning actor richard dreyfuss. >> i lived in bayside. that meant that i really did have a certain understanding. >> reporter: portraying bernie madoff was personal. >> the nicest, friendliest uncle bernie, that's the only way he could have succeeded, so that's the way i played him. >> r
truth? you know, the guy who's lied to everyone in the world? >> reporter: bernie madoff himself is living out his days at the buckner correctional facility in north carolina where his grandchildren have never once come to see him. >> i guess the only place that he's considered to be a hero is in prison, from what we hear. >> reporter: really? >> how do you do it, bernie, kind of thing. but that's hearsay. >> reporter: does bernie even have a tv in jail? >> probably. don't they all? >> reporter: got to wonder if he'll be watching the saga, god knows with 150-year sentence, he has some time on his hands. i'm david wright for "nightline" in new york. >> david wright's right. >> tragedy there. >> it is a devastating story. >>> coming up, tucking the tummy without surgery. abc stations.tt0w!tw((i! %4@-2&t tt0w!tw((i! el@-8!8 tt0w!tw((i! ed@->#\ tt0w!tw((i% )8h-^] tt0w!tw((i% kzh-c2\ tt0w!tw((i% n-h-6[p tt0w!tw((i% 0ph-(
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certain understanding. madoff was personal. >> the nicest, friendliest uncle bernie, that's the only way he could have sided so that's the way i played him. >> reporter: playing madoff's wife ruth. >> everyone that i spoke with that knew him said he was the loveliest guy. >> reporter: blythe danner found playing the role of mrs. madoff fascinating and eye opening. >> as i went into the project i was on the fence, you know, could she -- how could this person, this woman who had known this man so well for so long not know? but it gave me insight to what a real sociopath is like. >> reporter: from family tragedies to financial scams producers say madoff is a must watch new york epic. >> madoff securities. >> just when you think you understand the madoff story -- >> i'm the vice president and all i do is hire the decorators. >> there's a lot you'll find in >> reporter: elibeth hur, abc
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