The following information was provided by the producers of Watertown Cable’s Drawing With Fred:
In honor of Columbus Day The Watertown Channel will broadcast special episodes of Drawing With Fred featuring two prominent Italian Americans.
Doctor Domenic D’Amico, whose dental practice in Watertown celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, is featured in the Italian Dentist Show. Program host, Fred Grandinetti, displays a drawing of D’Amico and discusses why he entered the dental field.
The Braccio Di Ferro episode features journalist, Nicola Orichuia, co-founder of I AM Books the first Italian-American book store in the country. The popular establishment is located in the North End. Orichuia becomes a cartoon character for a water safety tip which he speaks in Italian.
Both episodes feature Popeye cartoons dubbed in Italian. The sailor, known as Braccio Di Ferro in Italy, has been enormously popular in Europe for decades.
The shows will be broadcast on The Watertown Channel during the month of October: Mondays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., Fridays at 5:00 p.m., and Sundays at 5:00 p.m.