Richard Valeriani, a longtime NBC News correspondent who covered the civil rights movement and the Johnson and Nixon administrations from the network’s Washington D.C., bureau, died today. He was 85. He would spend 31 years as an on-air correspondent for NBC Nightly News and often appeared on Today. Colleagues would say Valeriani was “always the fi...

CALL FOR PAPERS - Global Intersections and Artistic Interconnections: Italian Cinema and Media across Times and Spaces. Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies - Second International Conference. The American University of Rome. 14-15 June 2019. Keynote Speaker: Professor Milly Buonanno, La Sapienza University. Intersections of local and global:...

Il 26 maggio del 1924 in quel di New York veniva alla luce Michael Nicholas Salvatore Bongiorno detto Mike. Dopo aver trascorso i primi anni in America, il piccolo Mickey – come era chiamato dai parenti – si trasferì a Torino insieme alla madre a causa della separazione tra i genitori. Proprio in Italia iniziò a coltivare la sua passione per il mon...

New Jersey’s own Franco Robazetti of Zeppelin Hall and Surf City (pictured above), in Jersey City, will appear on Chopped, on the Food Network. The episode premieres on Tuesday, May 29. About the ShowChopped is hosted by author, television personality, and food connoisseur, Ted Allen. In the show, four chefs use their skills to compete with each ot...

Italian American One Voice Coalition Executive Board Members Andre DiMino and Frank Cipolla late last week conducted a major presentation before members of the Writers Guild of America East Chapter at the guild's Manhattan offices. "This was a major opportunity to educate important TV and movie script writers on the many facets of Italian American...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

Joseph Campanella, the handsome, ever-present character actor who appeared on scores of TV shows, including The Bold Ones, Mannix, One Day at a Time and The Colbys, has died, his daughter-in-law confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 93. Campanella, who received a Tony Award nomination in 1962 for best supporting actor for his performance in A...

This spring we had the great privilege of interviewing award winning writer Traci Andrighetti, creator of the USA TODAY bestselling Franki Amato mystery/comedy book series. Enjoy the special video we made about this excellent experience and read the extended interview below. Keep up with this great writer and fantastic human being by checking out h...

Celebrated chef and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich just won her second straight James Beard Award for PBS’s “Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes,” telling uplifting stories of military veterans and food. Like her 2016 public media program “Holiday for Heroes,” which won also won best special, “Homegrown Heroes” featured Bastianich visiting...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, is vehemently opposed to a casting call for perpetuating a negative stereotype of Israelis and Italians.  The casting call, posted on castingnetworks.com, states “Looking for Israelis and Italian Actors that are not ashamed to admit they can be an...