Audio Recording "I've got a television, I put it on only when there's a game on."
About this Item
- "I've got a television, I put it on only when there's a game on."
- Contributor Names
- Ditaranto, Rocco (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Neighborhood stores
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Ditaranto's Market (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Rocco Ditaranto, owner of Ditaranto's Market on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: Meeting place idea, TC asks what does the store give back to the neighborhood, then asks whether other stores are meeting places. RD talks about this a minute. Then some talk about the nature of the trade -- lots of small sales. TC asks about a television, other places have them, why doesn't RD? RD says he does have one, but doesn't put it on, take it out, unless there's a soccer game on. And he doesn't put the television on when he's working, because he likes to really watch the game, enjoy it. When he's working he can't do that. But they listen to games on the radio, special radios have special frequencies, and they carry the games from Italy. Mentions Ralph Venezia's business, he sells these radios. RD used to have a short wave radio before Ralph began carrying the other radios, in order to tune in the games.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A012
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Ditaranto, Rocco, and Thomas D Carroll. "I've got a television, I put it on only when there's a game on.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003917/.
APA citation style:
Ditaranto, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I've got a television, I put it on only when there's a game on.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003917/.
MLA citation style:
Ditaranto, Rocco, and Thomas D Carroll. "I've got a television, I put it on only when there's a game on.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003917/>.