Upstate Italians

Watch as local Italian Americans from around the Capital Region reflect on their heritage.

Antonio Civitella | Upstate Italians

Antonio Civitella, President and CEO of Transfinder, on his Italian heritage.

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James J. Barba | Upstate Italians

James J. Barba, CEO of the Albany Medical Center, on his Italian heritage.

Philip J. DiNovo | Upstate Italians

Philip J. DiNovo, President of American Italian Heritage Museum, on his Italian heritage.

Maria Perreca Papa | Upstate Italians

Maria Perreca Papa, Co-Owner of Perreca's Bakery, on her Italian heritage.

Thomas P. DiNapoli | Upstate Italians

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli discusses his Italian heritage.

Victoria A. Graffeo | Upstate Italians

Victoria A. Graffeo, Attorney at Harris Beach PLLC, on her Italian heritage.

Dolores Scalise | Upstate Italians

Dolores Scalise, Member of Sons of Italy, on her Italian heritage.

Trace the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to today, with Tony Bennett, David Chase, John Turturro, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Gay Talese and more. Once “outsiders” viewed with suspicion and mistrust, Italian Americans are today some of the most prominent leaders of U.S. business, politics and the arts. The series peels away myths and stereotypes to reveal a world uniquely Italian and uniquely American. Stanley Tucci narrates.