by Dr. Emanuele A. Alfano   The history of anti-Italian American bias manifests a blatant bigotry for the past 100 years. Long before the entertainment media chose Italian Americans as whipping boys the American press maligned them in news reports, columns and in cartoons. With the advent of movies, radio and TV programming the incidence of...

by Jay Bobbin   Robert Davi got his professional start opposite Frank Sinatra, who's about to be saluted by him on Independence Day. Known for tough-guy roles, the actor-singer who was James Bond's enemy Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" and FBI man Bailey Malone on the NBC series "Profiler" has opened a new chapter of his career by renderin...

Con l'arrivo del sistema digitale i canali Rai si sono moltiplicati, e Rai International ha cambiato nome prendendo quello di Rai Italia. Ebbene, questa emittente non sembra suscitare troppo interesse tra il pubblico italoamericano negli Usa. Gli abbonamenti al canale internazionale della tv di Stato là sono crollati: solo pochi anni fa erano quasi...

by Mauro Battocchi   It's a rich season for documentary exploration of the Italian American experience. Fresh on the heels of Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California, which premiered on KVIE (PBS Sacramento) on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm and will be re-broadcast on KVIE 2 on December 25 at 7:30, we are also lucky to...

by David Bauder   Cooking for family is fun for actress Valerie Bertinelli. Cooking for Betty White was intimidating. For the debut of "Valerie's Home Cooking," her new Food Network show premiering Saturday (12 p.m. EDT), Bertinelli invited co-stars White, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick from the now-defunct TV Land sitcom "Hot in Clevela...

Who would you want to star in the movie of your life? That's a question single mom Joy Mangano never thought she'd be asked. But when Jennifer Lawrence was tapped to play her in the new film Joy, she couldn't have been more pleased.   It's the perfect meeting of superpowers: shopping-TV's star moneymaker (Joy can clean up $1 million an hour...

by Stefano Brusadelli   Instead of an abbey, or a princely mansion, we're in a former slaughterhouse. Nevertheless, the model is always the same --Renaissance and Baroque Wunderkammer where treasures and bizarre objects are displayed, testifying to ingenuity and extravagance (and sometimes horror), and apt to arouse curiosity and wonder; two...

By Caitlin Brody   You know how they say America is the land of opportunity? The Italian-born actor Lorenzo Richelmy, 24, knows it to be true. He had just landed in the U.S. for the very first time when he learned that he won the lead in Netflix's drama Marco Polo, premiering this December: "I was in the Philadelphia airport, and the moment...

Cousins and best friends, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille travel the country on a culinary adventure for their travel lifestyle and food show "Pizza Masters" on The Cooking Channel. The hosts of the show own Artichoke Pizza in New York City and Berkley, Calif., and grew up in a fourth-generation restaurant family.   Together they travel...

by Giada Valenti   Thursday, March 19 - 8 PMMadison Theatre, Rockville Centre, NY Come and join me for the filming of my show From Venice With Love as a television special to air on PBS this summer. I will be performing with a 26 piece orchestra conducted by the incredible Chris Walden composer-arranger. Music producer is Grammy Award winne...