History was made when WMHT-TV (PBS) premiered the local documentary, "The Neighborhood That Disappeared" on December 12. Viewers contributed more dollars during a single fundraising broadcast than ever before.   Nearly $40,000 was raised to support public television when WMHT aired the new documentary that tells the story of the neighborhood...

By Justin Horwath   She talked an angry mob in Trinidad, Colo., out of lynching a man implicated in a shooting. She co-founded schools and hospitals in the rough-and-tumble territory of New Mexico. A 1966 episode of CBS' TV series Death Valley Days referred to her as the "fastest nun in the West." Now the life of Blandina Segale, better kno...

As a Golden Globe® award-winning actress with a passion for cooking, Valerie Bertinelli never misses an opportunity to prepare a delicious dinner for her family, or have friends over for a mouthwatering meal. On the new season of VALERIE'S HOME COOKING, beginning on Saturday, June 11th at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network, Valerie is back in THE KITCHEN s...

In the mid 1800s New York was a dangerous, chaotic city teaming with newly arrived immigrants. Ruthless crooks and brutal criminal gangs ruled the lawless streets. Host Kelly Choi maps the emergence of the police force that took on these cutthroat thieves and mobsters. Along the way, she highlights the work of some of New York's greatest detectives...

A documentary concerning Italians in Utah will air on Italian national channel, RAI 3. The documentaty is part of a weekly magazine on World's event called "Agenda del Mondo" (World's Agenda), a report program by the third channel news TG3.   The program includes interviews with Italian Consul General of San Francisco Mauro Battocchi; Italia...

Italian cooking maven, TV host, restaurateur and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich will bring her expertise to the Pabst Theater Jan. 16. "An Intimate Conversation with Lidia Bastianich" will feature the Emmy award-winning host of Public Television's "Lidia's Italy" for an evening of conversation and storytelling celebrating Italian food.   T...

On November 11, 1960, Joan (née Tropiano) and Stanley Tucci welcomed a son, Stanley, in Peekskill, NY. Growing up, the young boy showed a strong interest in acting and theater. After graduating from high school, Stanley enrolled in SUNY at Purchase and graduated with a bachelor's degree in drama in 1982. He moved to New York City and performed in p...

by Stephanie Merry   The Republican National Convention has quite the line-up of speakers Monday night in Cleveland. Not only is Scott Baio speaking, but so is Antonio Sabato Jr. Wait, who? It's okay to ask. It's been a while since either of these guys were relevant, and we're using the term "relevant" pretty loosely. So here's a r...

As part of their Celebrate Your Italian Heritage Month events, the Fairfield library, 261 Hollywood Ave., will host Tracing Your Italian Ancestors presented by Stephen Conte at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Conte is the producer and host of cable television's "Family Historian." Since 1988, "Family Historian" has been bringing the science of genea...

S.Y. Kitchen and Luca Crestanelli, executive chef and partner, are hosting "Godfather Night," a special "Family" dinner Tuesday, April 1, inspired by his Italian-American immigrant tradition. Reservations start at 5 p.m.   For one night only, S.Y. Kitchen will be transformed into an Italian eatery of the past, complete with red checkered ta...