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This edition: Antonio Meucci: The Father of the Telephone; And Italian American Visions: Portraits of 20th Century Immigration





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Episode Details

Original tape date: October 19, 2007.

“Antonio Meucci: The Father of the Telephone” (14 min., color, video, documentary) The story of Antonio Meucci, who held a US patent for a speaking telegraph in 1871. Meucci's home in Staten Island, New York is today a national landmark, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, which honors the true inventor of the telephone, as well as the legendary "hero of two worlds" Giuseppe Garibaldi.

“Italian American Visions: Portraits of 20th Century Immigration”
(14 min., color, video, documentary)
A diverse group of accomplished Italian immigrants share their personal accounts of growing up in Italy and coming to America.