Italy's Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino plans to make a debut television series entitled "The Young Pope" about Lenny Belardo -- a fictional first-ever Italian American pontiff, an Italian daily reported on Tuesday.   The name of the actor who will play the Catholic leader in the eight-part 50-minute series has not been revealed but...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:00pm, Giada Valenti takes viewers of PBS NJTV on a romantic and magical journey as she performs her own interpretations of American and Italian hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, as well as recent contemporary songs. Born and raised in Venice, Giada has always been influenced by her hometown, bringing its magic and pass...

Business television presenter Maria Bartiromo is leaving broadcaster CNBC after 20 years to take a job at rival Fox Business Network, according to a source familiar with the matter. CNBC President and Chief Executive Mark Hoffman announced Bartiromo's departure in a memo to employees on Monday and said she will leave the company when her contract...

by Edmond Tijerina   Luca Della Casa, executive chef of Nosh and Silo restaurants, fell just short Sunday in his quest to take the top prize of "Food Network Star." Instead, viewers voted for "gourmet cowboy" Lenny McNab of Colorado and his show about cowboy cuisine, topping Della Casa's pitch for a show about Italian cuisine from the n...

David Chase gave Sopranos fans reason to dream this week by admitting he is "intrigued" by the idea of writing a spin-off series from the show.   Speaking to Associated Press, the 69-year-old said the death of James Gandolfini last year means that the show would most likely be set in a period before the original's 1999-2007 storyline.  ...

  WTI Magazine #56    2015 March, 20Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   I've recently had the honor of representing We the Italians at RAI Community – L'altra Italia, the TV show for the Italians abroad hosted on Rai Italia. This time I've had the opportunity to talk about the emigration and a few important characters from Emilia Romag...

Radnor Studio 21 General Manager, George Strimel makes room in the weekly line up for a new show focused on Italians and Italian Americans. Ciao Bella Living Italian Style will share heritage, culture, traditions and foods highlighting local and regional people, companies and nonprofits. The new show will premiere 7 pm Sunday, May 3 and then repeat...

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 fr...

By Lori Fredrich   Lidia Bastianich is one of the best-loved chefs on television. Her Emmy Award-winning public television programs have delighted audiences for over 17 years, capturing both her love and respect for authentic Italian cuisine.   And Bastianich's popularity is warranted. She has spent more than three decades building a...

With more than a dozen acting credits to his name, it certainly can't be denied that Italian-American actor, AnthonyL. Gurino isn't new to the industry. Born and raised in Howard Beach, NY, Gurino is a Meisner-trained actor and has studied at a number of highly-regarded programs in both New York City and Los Angeles, including the Esper Studio, Act...