Date: 14th September 2000

Italian Canadians Want Sopranos Silenced

Canadian broadcaster CTV says it plans to go ahead with plans to broadcast The Sopranos in Canada beginning Sunday night, despite protests by Italian Canadians.

Responding to complaints by the National Congress of Italian Canadians that the series slanders their good name by glorifying Italian mobsters, CTV exec Tom Curzon told CBC Radio on Wednesday that the series "really describes the demise of the mob, rather than encouraging it.

I've noticed with great interest in some of the positive, critically acclaimed reviews that it's considered as one of the best pieces of television in some time."


Source: Studio Briefing