Italian-American Awards Gala
The National Italian American Foundation held its 32nd Anniversary Awards Gala at the Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel. Academy… read more
The National Italian American Foundation held its 32nd Anniversary Awards Gala at the Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel. Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese received the Jack Valenti Award as he helped launch a NIAF Institute in memory of Mr. Valenti, who was a NIAF founding member and former head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The Institute will fund Hollywood internships for young Italian-Americans interested in pursuing careers in film.
NIAF Special Achievement Awards were presented to: former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani for Public Service; William D. Novelli, CEO of AARP, for Public Advocacy; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Public Service; actress Ellen Pompeo in Entertainment; and singer, actor, and entrepreneur Connie Stevens for Humanitarian Service.
A video tribute was made in memory of Jack Valenti and to each award winner. Maria Bartiromo was the master of ceremonies close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Bartiromo, Maria Anchor CNBC->Finance
- Cerrell, Joseph R. Vice Chairman National Italian American Foundation
- Freeh, Louis J. Director (Former) Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Giuliani, Rudolph "Rudy" W. Mayor (Former) [R] New York
- Giuliano, Antonio Sergeant First Class U.S. Army Band
- Harrison, Patricia De Stacy President and CEO Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Napolitano, Janet Governor [D] Arizona
- Novelli, William D. Chief Executive Officer AARP
- Pelosi, Nancy U.S. Representative [D] California
- Pompeo, Ellen Actress
- Scorsese, Martin Filmmaker
- Stevens, Connie Actor
- Valenti, Mary Margaret Member Woodley House->Board of Trustees
- Viola, Vincent Vice Chair National Italian American Foundation
- Zizza, Salvatore J. President National Italian American Foundation
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