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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.

 

Upstate Italians

Upstate Italians

Italian Americans in the Capital Region reflect on their heritage.

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Share

Share photos of your Italian ancestors and traditions.

Local Resources

Local Resources

Explore local Italian American resources in the Capital Region.

The Italian Americans

The Italian Americans

Trace the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to the present day.

The Italian Americans of New York & New Jersey

The Italian Americans of New York & New Jersey

Celebrate the lives and rich diversity of Italian Americans in New York and New Jersey.

Clips from 'The Italian Americans':

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Mario Cuomo was a proud Italian American who embodied the larger story of America.

Up From Ashes

Up From Ashes

Loans empower Italians to rebuild after the 1906 earthquake.

Roseto

Roseto

Scientists say a strong Italian family or community may have surprising heath benefits.

The Godfather

The Godfather

Based on Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name.

Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio

DiMaggio made his major league debut on May 3, 1936, batting ahead of Lou Gehrig.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Sinatra is one of the best-selling artists of all time.

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Roma Foods

Clip from Our Town: Amsterdam about local bocce ball games.
Remembering the First Governor Cuomo

Remembering the First Governor Cuomo

With Andrew Cuomo assuming governorship, reporters eye his father's gubernatorial legacy.

METROFOCUS: Mario Cuomo, In His Own Words

METROFOCUS: Mario Cuomo, In His Own Words

The late Mario Cuomo looks back at his childhood, his Italian family, his baseball career and his extraordinary political career.