This edition: Remembering Gov. Mario Cuomo/NOIAW Honors Three Wise WomenTweet
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.
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
Lucia Grillo Producer & Correspondent, "ITALICS" Calandra Institute, Queens College, CUNY
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