Al Primo, Television News Pioneer ~ Italian American

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Italian-American, Al Primo, is a pioneer in television news, he lives in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Primo is largely responsible for the format you see every night on your local news. News Anchors, a weather person and sports and then interaction with reporters in the field and their chats with the folks at the news desk. He is the creator of “Eyewitness News which is the “beat system” we know today. When Primo was started in the news business there were just men on the air, he changed that when he got to Philadelphia’s KYW-TV.This was such a treat to get to meet this Italian-American icon…in the news biz that I have heard about him my entire career. This interview is a walk down television’s memory lane from the 1950’s all the way to now….in a touching moment at the end of our chat he thanks his family for what he was able to do all those years away from home.

 

 

Primo Family Recipe for Chicken
4 Chicken Breasts
2 Sweet Italian Sausage Links
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves
4 Basil Leaves
1/2 Cup Fresh Tomatoes
1 Cup of Green Peppers
1 Cup of Vinegar
Place garlic cloves in frying pan to brown
Add Chicken Breasts
Add the Sausage Links
Add cup of green peppers and saute
Add Basil Leaves
Return the chicken to the frying pan
Add the sausage slices
Add the Vinegar Peppers
Add the tomatoes.
Saute until all the ingredients come together for serving
Add cup of green peppers and saute
Add Basil Leaves
Return the chicken to the frying pan
Add the sausage slices
Add the Vinegar Peppers
Add the tomatoes.
Saute until all the ingredients come together for serving