Dinner Table Democracy: A Look Back at Pasta and Politics with Nick Acocella will air on NJPBS (formerly NJTV) on June 16, 2021 at 8PM.
It will be online shortly thereafter.
The hour-long tribute to the show demonstrates the late N.J. legend Nick Acocella’s vision of what was so intriguing about what he lovingly described as “this thing of ours.”
Using the best moments from each of the twenty-six guests’ interviews of this rare political talk show, Dinner Table Democracy highlights the show’s thesis on the importance of civility in politics, which starts with sitting down at the dinner table together. Discussions of how guests got their starts in politics are intercut with montages of the one-liners, Jersey-isms, cooking fun facts, and political zingers that made the shows so lively.
“We know my dad believed that breaking bread – Italian bread, of course – leads to better political and policy outcomes and humanizes politicians,” said Francesca Acocella. “I hope you will be able to tune in on June 16, 2021 to have dinner with my dad one more time.”