Explore the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the Italian experience in the New World with this four-part PBS series. The rise of Italian immigration to America at the turn of the 20th century, 1920s anti-immigration laws led many to return to Europe, the drive to assimilate amid gangster stereotypes and the turmoil of World War II, and modern Italian-American family life are among the topics explored. Tony Bennett, Nancy Pelosi, and Gay Talese are among those interviewed. 4 hrs. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).