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This edition: Italics Italian Heritage and Culture Month Special #4 2013

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 19, 2013.

First aired: October 31, 2013.

ITALICS, Italian American Television, celebrates its seventh season of four one-hour Special Episodes dedicated to Italian Heritage and Culture Month.

On this special edition of ITALICS, the fourth – and final – of the 2013 series, host Dr. Anthony Julian Tamburri talks with Frank G. Fusaro, President, and Louis Tallarini, Chairman, of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, organizers of the annual Columbus Day Parade. Correspondent Lucia Grillo will report from the Red Carpet of the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade.

We’ll also talk with Vincenzo Marra, the President and founder of ILICA, the Italian Language Intercultural Alliance, and his daughter, Ilaria Marra Rosiglioni, ILICA’s special events coordinator. Founded by a small group of Italian business people who believe that the Italian language, along with literature and art, are fundamental factors in the creation of productive citizens of tomorrow, ILICA promotes events in the fields of art, medicine, science, and tourism; as well as other types of initiatives that unite Italian culture with those who share an interest in learning the Italian language as a key to understanding Italian culture within the context of the 21st century.

Lucia Grillo speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli at his annual 'Salute to Italian Heritage and Culture Month' event.

Guest List

Hon. Bill de Blasio New York Mayoral Candidate

Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli New York State Comptroller, NYS Comptroller's Office

Frank G. Fusaro President, Columbus Citizens Foundation

Lucia Grillo Correspondent, Italics

Cav. Vincenzo Marra President & Founder, Italian Language Intercultural Alliance/ILICA

Ilaria Marra Rosiglioni Special Events Coordinator, Italian Language Intercultural Alliance/ILICA

Hon. Natalia Quintavalle Consul General of Italy to New York, Consulate General of Italy

Cav. Uff. Joseph Sciame VP Community Relations, St. John's University

Mr. Louis Tallarini Chairman, Columbus Citizens Foundation

Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute