Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Faces of America - Immigrant Stories of Famous Americans on PBS

As you know I am always talking about the immigrant story because for me its a very close connection. My father came to America in the 1950s and then my mother later in the 1960s. I am always so intrigued with the story on how my father decided to leave Italy and journey to a place where he knew no one and had nothing. This new show on PBS, called, "Faces of America" really takes an in depth look into the immigrant's story and but what makes it so unique is that they profile famous people, including Meryl Streep, Mario Batali and many others. If you have an opportunity to watch it, you must.. its on PBS.

Faces of America premieres nationally Wednesdays, February 10 - March 3, 2010 from 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS



Ann Minard said...

I found your blog by searching for Patricia Volanakis and I love it! I also am a first generation Italian American, I was born in Bayonne NJ. I am odd though in that I grew up in SC we were like the only "real live Italians" around! I have many funny stories about growing up first generation Italian American in the south and recipes on my food blog: http://labuonacucina70.blogspot.com/

Margaret said...

Hi Ann,

Thanks so much for your comment. Its always great connecting with other Italian Americans especially from NJ. :) I'm going to visit your blog! Thanks again.


chicagoitaliano said...

Loved the Mario Batali interview. I recently read a book, 'Heat,' by Bill Buford, in which the story of Batali is mixed in really well with the history of Italian cuisine and cooking. It's really well written and I highly recommend it.

Alexis said...

I really have enjoyed watching all these episodes on PBS of Faces of America. I hope it creates the inspiration in others to search for their own ancestral past. Well, at least think about it.
Meryl Streep on PBS