Clip: Season 1 | 6m 11s
Welcome to Roseto, PA, a tiny Italian-American enclave founded by immigrants in 1912. Roseto offers a wholesome depiction of the Italian American family where a ground breaking medical study reveals that strong family ties translate into lower documented rates of heart disease. Learn about the history of Roseto and Italian American family life in this clip from The Italian Americans.
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THE ITALIAN AMERICANS is a production of WETA Washington, D.C., and Ark Media, in association with John Maggio Productions. Corporate funding is provided by DelGrosso Foods. Foundation funding is provided by the NEH, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Annenberg Foundation. Major funding is provided by CPB and PBS.