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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Italian-Americans offer perspectives on their heritage and the importance of cultural traditions. Included are comments from actor Joe Mantegna, author Gay Talese, comedian Pat Cooper, baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and Geraldine Ferraro.