“The Italian Americans” Screening at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

The National Italian American Foundation was in Chicago, on January 29, at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, for a preview of the upcoming two-part documentary series, “The Italian Americans.”

Guests at the screening were able to enjoy a taste of the documentary, which reveals how Italian immigrants challenged the notion of the American melting pot, choosing instead to maintain their distinct culture and allegiance to family.

The series’ award-winning writer and producer, John Maggio, led a post-screening Q&A, fielding questions from a very engaged audience, discussing how he hoped viewers would see themselves in the series.

And since no Italian event could be complete with offering something scrumptious to enjoy, guests at the screening enjoyed wine and amazing Italian delicacies prepared by Ron Onesti, president and CEO of Onesti Entertainment Corporation.

Be sure to tune in to the premier of “The Italian Americans,” February 17, on PBS, from 9 to 11 p.m.., with the second part airing February 24.

(l to r) Acting Consul General; Maggio; and Robert Allegrini, NIAF regional vice president and member of the Board of Directors

(l to r) Italy’s Acting Consul General in Chicago Marco Graziosi; Maggio; and Robert Allegrini, NIAF regional vice president and member of the Board of Directors

Tom Ahern. Lissa Druss Christman

Tom Ahern and Lissa Druss Christman

Ron ONesti.Gabriella Onesti. Robert Allegrini

(l to r) Ron Onest, Gabriella Onesti, Maggio and Allegrini

Ron Onesti. Gabriella Onesti. John Maggio

Ron Onesti, Gabriella Onesti and Maggio

MIchael DelGrosso and John Maggio

Series’ corporate funder, Michael DelGrosso of DelGrosso Foods and Maggio

Joey Orfini.Elissa.Katie Peraino

(l to r) Joey Orfini, NIAF Director of Branding Elissa Ruffino, and Katie Peraino

Geroge Randazzo and Robert Allegrini

George Randazzo, founder and president of The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and Allegrini

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