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The Italian Americans is a production of WETA Washington, D.C., and Ark Media, in association with John Maggio Productions. The series executive producers are Jeff Bieber and Dalton Delan. The series writer and producer is John Maggio. The producers are Muriel Soenens and Julia Marchesi. The music composer is Gary Lionelli. The editors are George O’Donnell and Seth Bomse. The narrator is Stanley Tucci. Special thanks to project community engagement and promotion partner The National Italian American Foundation.
Corporate funding for The Italian Americans is provided by DelGrosso Foods. Foundation funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Annenberg Foundation. Major funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by the Public Broadcasting Service.
WETA is the leading public broadcasting company in the nation’s capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational initiatives and with high-quality programming on WETA Television and Classical WETA 90.9 FM. WETA Washington, D.C., is also one of the largest producing station of new content for public television in the United States, with productions and co-productions including PBS NewsHour, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize.
The mission of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is to serve as a resource for the Italian American Community; to preserve the Italian American heritage and culture; to promote and inspire a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans; and to strengthen and empower ties between the United States and Italy. For more information, visit www.niaf.org.
The School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) is dedicated to the study of media, journalism, and political communication with a focus on the connections between ideas and information and how the media inform and influence policy and politics in a democracy. As the only school of its kind in the capital of politics and media, we bring Washington into the classroom. Students engage with the world around them through internships and access to decision makers, community leaders, and power brokers. For more information, visit smpa.gwu.edu/about.