17 February 2015

The Italian Americans Premieres TONIGHT on PBS


I finally caught up on reading my Sunday newspapers and learned that The Italian Americans is premiering on tonight (9pm Eastern).

The Italian Americans reveals how Italian immigrants challenged the notion of the American “melting pot” — chronicling four generations of Italian-American lives, from the massive late 19th Century wave of immigration to today. From the importance of the family over an individual’s personal aspirations, to their distinctive, circular migration patterns, to the specter of the Mafia that still plagues Italian Americans today, this series peels away myths and stereotypes to reveal a world uniquely Italian and uniquely American.

Check out the preview video.

I personally do not have Italian heritage and I know many who do!

What’s your reaction to the program? Do you see your family in this documentary?  How is your family different?








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