CBS NEWS SPECIAL: THE ITALIANS (TV)

Summary

A documentary freely adapted from Luigi Barzini's book "The Italians." Barzini presides over a selective tour of Italy, discussing the Italian people, their culture, customs, and history. Barzini looks at the following aspects and examples of Italian life: a dowry parade and wedding; the ritual of Italians taking walks; Italian opera; how Italians use their hands to speak ; Mussolini's effect on Italians; the Courtship habits of Italian males; Sicily and its Mafia involvement; the Catholic Church and the Communist Party in Italy; the pleasures of people watching in Rome; and the effects of industrialization. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: January 17, 1967 Tuesday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:51:35
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T78:0540
  • GENRE: Public Affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Catholic Church
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1967
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CREDITS

    • Perry Wolff … Executive Producer, Writer
    • Bernard Birnbaum … Producer
    • Luigi Barzini … Adapted by, Based on the book by, Host
    • Benito Mussolini