Getting Italian Americans to Open Up

Mar 04, 2015 832

For a series that hopes to dispel stereotypes, ”The Italian Americans” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) begins with shots from “The Godfather.” The mob permeates stories of the Italian experience in America, and it does as well in this well in this absorbing series narrated by Stanley Tucci.

The plight of individual families, largely from Southern Italy are described, as well as the harsh conditions in factories and labor. It will be easy to recognize the kind of discrimination they faced more than 100 years ago from the kind of discrimination other immigrants face today.

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