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This edition: Remembering Gov. Mario Cuomo/NOIAW Honors Three Wise Women

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 28, 2015.

First aired: January 28, 2015.

Mario Cuomo, son of immigrants, was the first elected Italian American - and longest-running democratic - Governor of New York State, courageously defending his political stances such as steadfastly upholding women’s rights to abortion and fighting the death penalty, despite risking votes. To commemorate the late statesman are John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of both the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Italian American Foundation; Joseph Sciame, Vice President for Community Relations at St. John’s University, and Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations; and Jeanne Zaino, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College.

The National Organization of Italian American Women recognizes Three Wise Women at their annual event: Rosemary Maggiore of Crain’s New York Business; Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D. of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University; and Roma Torre of NY1 News.

Guest List

John Calvelli Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Wildlife Conservation Society; National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

Hon. Mario Cuomo Former Governor , State of New York

Armando Grillo Fashion Photographer

Jay Hershenson Sr. Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Secretary, Board of Trustees, CUNY

Rosemary Maggiore Crain’s New York Business

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

Ph.D. Donna M. Rapaccioli Dean/Dean Business Faculty, Gabelli School of Business/Fordham Univ.

Cav. Uff. Joseph Sciame President/Chairman, Italian Heritage and Culture Month Committee, New York

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

Roma Torre Anchor, NY 1 News

Jeanne Zaino Professor of Politial Science and International Studies, Iona College

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