By Joseph Sabino Mistick This past Tuesday, 50 or so Pittsburgh Italians gathered with family and friends in a basement Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District to view the premiere broadcast of "The Italian Americans," a two-part PBS special recounting the travails and triumphs of the Italian diaspora. Two WQED personalities were there...

by Nick Vivarelli Jude Law will topline Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's TV series, with the working title "The Young Pope," about an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history.   Rupert Murdoch's paybox Sky and France's Canal Plus will co-produce with HBO, marking the first multiple-player production of this typ...

Oltre un secolo di emigrazione italiana in America tra impegno politico, storie familiari, tradizioni e lo spettro della criminalità organizzata, raccontato in "The Italian Americans", il documentario diretto da John Maggio, che il prossimo febbraio sarà trasmesso negli Usa dalla rete Pbs.   Cresce l'attesa di seguire le due puntate che andr...

By Linda Stasi Now that the revolting Giudices — the sleaziest duo since Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer — have finally been indicted, isn't it time for the criminally bad "Real Housewives of New Jersey" to end up in the can as well?   Well, actually it's well beyond the time. In fact, I will go the feds one better and say that even the p...

By Jesse Gosselin   News 8 is celebrating the contributions of Italian Americans to Connecticut throughout the week of May 4th through 8th, and everyone is welcome to come join us live for the celebration!   We're taking our newscasts on the road to New Haven, Middletown, Waterbury, Hartford, and North Haven, and you're welcome to com...

Investigative reporter Cheryl Fiandaca has left Boston's WHDH 7, New England One has confirmed. Cheryl has been with WHDH, which recently lost its NBC affiliation, since January 2014. She is the latest on-air talent to leave WHDH, which has lost ten others over the last 18 months.   An award-winning broadcast journalist, Cheryl was most...

In this episode we talk with Pat Harrison on the Italian-American values she received from her family, the unique leadership of Italian-American women, and Italian-American stereotypes. The Honorable Patricia de Stacy Harrison is the president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the leading funder of public...

Ecco le anticipazioni di una serie attesissima made in italy ambientata agli inizi degli anni '60 tra la Sicilia e l'America, "Baciamo le Mani"; sarà la storia di Ida (Sabrina Ferilli) e Agnese (Virna Lisi), due donne coraggiose, che, in modi diversi, cercano di contrapporsi al potere mafioso. In Sicilia Ida, insieme al figlio Salvatore (Chris...

By Nathan Ellgren   St. Joseph's il Lazzarone pizzeria is about to be on magazine pages and TV screens across the Midwest. The authentic Italian restaurant on Frederick Avenue, which is about to celebrate its two-year anniversary, will soon be featured in Feast magazine and on its Emmy award winning TV show.   On Tuesday, camera...

The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will honor the legacy of nine-time GRAMMY winner Frank Sinatra by presenting "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert," a primetime entertainment special celebrating the late icon's 100th birthday. The live concert taping will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theatre.  ...