9/15/91 at 8:00 PM
Call it "Houston," the miniseries. Socially prominent Houston lawyer Doug Wyatt is accusing his uncle Bobby Sakowitz, who headed the now bankrupt Sakowitz department-store chain, of mishandling trusts established by Doug's grandfather Bernard Sakowitz. In court depositions, Roger Hall, Doug's former confidant, characterizes Doug as an anti-Semitic, woman-hating dupe of the Eternal Values group, founded by a man who claimed to be an extraterrestrial linked to a universal white brotherhood. Another tidbit from the depositions: Doug's mother, Lynn Sakowitz Wyatt, reveals that before her father, Bernard, would allow her to marry Coastal Corp. chairman Oscar Wyatt, he negotiated a reverse dowry giving him $1 million in corporate stock. Stay tuned, folks. The trial hasn't even started yet.