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This edition: December 2001

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 1, 2001.

Dr. Jospeh Scelsa interviews New York State Senator John J. Marchi.  Part I of a two-part interview.

The Coalition of Italo-American Associations holds it’s annual Italian Heritage and Culture month gala at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.  (The event was postponed due to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.) Special guests honored included CUNY Chancellor Mathew Goldstein, Television Personality Kelly Ripa, Tenor Michael Amante, among many.

The City of Naples, Italy honors the New York City Fire Department with an 18th century replica of a Neapolitan crèche.   Three fire helmets were presented to the three wise men during a ceremony at St. Michael’s church in Manhattan in remembrance the firefighters who perished in the September 11th attacks on America.

Guest List

William D. Fugazy President, Coalition of IALA American Association

Joseph J. Grano, Jr President/CEO, UBS Paine Webber

Francesca Madonia Hostess, Italics

Daniel A. Nigro Chief, New York Fire Department

Hon. Giorgio Radicati General Consul of Italy to New York

Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa President, Italian American Museum

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