The Italian Americans

The Italian Americans

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Pictured: Mario Cuomo (left), talking with couple on the street in Corona, Queens, 1987.

Credit: Courtesy of Jamie Eisenberg

Reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America.

The Italian Americans, a four-hour documentary series about the Italian experience in America, encores on WXXI-TV Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The series written and produced by John Maggio and narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci — explores the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to today, from “outsiders” once viewed with suspicion and mistrust to some of the most prominent leaders of business, politics and the arts today.