NIAF Public Service Announcements

Italian Americans have one thing in common—their remarkable heritage that imprints distinctively on who they are and how their lives have unfolded. Just ask some of America’s most prominent Italian Americans about the influences of their culture and heritage.

To celebrate the positive contributions of Italian Americans, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is showcasing its public service announcements from recent years, featuring such celebrities as Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, chef Lidia Bastianich, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Danny DeVito, actors Linda Fiorentino and Joe Pantoliano, 12-time MLB All-Star Mike Piazza, E! News Anchor and NIAF board member Giuliana DePandi Rancic, and ESPN’s Tony Reali. They talk about importance of heritage, values and dreams. And growing up Italian American!

Lida Bastianich
Danny Devito
 Linda Fiorentino
 Joe Pantoliano
 Mike Piazza
 Giuliana DePandi Rancic
 Tony Reali
 Joe Uva
 Jerry Colangelo
 Sal Paolantonio
 Patricia de Stacy Harrison
 Dom DeLuise
 Joe Mantegna
 Ray Romano
 Robert Davi
 Deana Martin
 Dick Vermeil
 Ellen Pompeo
 Martin Scorsese
 Mary Ann Esposito
 Jerry Colangelo – Heroes
 Tim McGraw – Arms
 Tim McGraw – Grandpop
 Connie Stevens – Neighbors
 Franki Valli – Influence
 Frankie Valli – Children
 Danny Aiello – Family
 Alan Alda – Very Proud
Mario Andretti – Heritage
Tony Lo Bianco – Headquarters
Raymond Odierno – Patriotism
Isabella Rossellini – Scholarship
 Mike Piazza – In Love with Italy
 Lidia Bastianich – Italian Tradition
 Danny DeVito – Proud of NIAF
 Linda Fiorentino – NIAF