Due to a series of budget shortfalls, RAI (Italian public television) is pushing to cut “Italia Chiama Italia,” one of the most active programs highlighting Italians abroad, their accomplishments and their dreams.
Actually, it is the only program left on Italian television dedicated to covering Italians abroad.
As Bostoniano.info, we believe RAI is making a big mistake.
To invest in local communities and to promote culture should be RAI’s main focus. Instead, the Italian public television station is now paying the consequences of wasteful spending and shifting its attention – over the past decade – to programming that annihilates culture and disbands communities.
“Italia Chiama Italia” (known previously as “Qui Roma”) represents the last thread connecting all Italians abroad, creating a sense of community that immigrants of yesterday and today are still looking for.
One of Bostoniano’s contributors, Stefano Salimbeni, has been working with RAI for over a decade and has made significant contributions to the Italian and Italian American communities of New England and across the country, highlighting stories of incredible individuals that would have otherwise been left unnoticed. Most of the videos available on our website have been aired on “Italia Chiama Italia.”
If you are a RAI subscriber or believe Italians and Italian Americans deserve to still have a vital program like “Italia Chiama Italia,” please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to express your concern and your support for the program.