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The Italian Americans is a series that airs on PBS that chronicles the history of Italian immigrants and their progeny in the United States. From the late 19th century to the modern day, this series documents the challenges that the Italian Americans have faced. Learn about the journey that these men, women, and children faced on the treacherous voyage from one side of the Atlantic to the other. This documentary show works to dissipate stereotypes that have dogged Italian Americans for decades. Watch as we observe how the Italian immigrants have kept their own unique culture alive while also becoming distinctively American.

1 Season, 4 Episodes
February 17, 2015
Cast: Stanley Tucci
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The Italian Americans Full Episode Guide

  • The American Dream (1945-present)

  • The second generation of Italian-Americans makes its mark on America. Fiorello La Guardia, for example, becomes the 99th mayor of New York City in 1934; and baseball star Joe DiMaggio becomes an American hero.

  • Becoming Americans (1910-1930)

  • The Italian-American experience is chronicled, beginning with why many Italians immigrated to America. By the late 19th century, "Little Italys" sprang up throughout the U.S., but Italian-Americans were often branded as outsiders.

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