Emmy Winner ‘City of Churches’ returns with new host Anthony Mangano

New Evangelization Television’s Emmy Award-winning series City of Churches returns on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 8 PM with new host Anthony Mangano.  Brooklyn born and raised, Anthony will be recognizable to many from his roles on mainstream TV and in feature films.

About the host
City of Churches host Anthony Mangano is Brooklyn born and raised. Many will recognize Anthony from his roles on mainstream TV and in feature films. He portrayed Detective Mike Grey on Bluebloods, Officer Ed Laughlin on NYPD Blue, and Anthony currently plays Detective Kane on the hit series Person of Interest, starring Jim Caviezel.

His motion picture credits include Inside Man, The Dictator, Point Break, Raising Helen, and The Family, a comedy by Robert DeNiro.

Anthony Mangano grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn and attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish and school, where he served as an altar boy. Anthony was bitten by the show-business bug at an early age because his father was the popular romantic singer Tony Mann. While Anthony enjoys acting, he also loves to sing and paid tribute to his dad when he portrayed him in Heart and Soul, a short film about Tony Mann’s nightclub career. The film was well received, winning several media awards and much well-deserved praise.

“The most memorable moments of my life are growing up in Brooklyn, being an altar boy and going to Catholic school,” says Anthony. “My new role as host of City of Churches is especially close to my heart because we’re sharing the beauty and joy of God’s presence in Brooklyn.”

In the first 2014 City of Churches episode, Anthony takes viewers to his historic neighborhood and childhood parish.

About the show
In 2011, City of Churches won the local New York Emmy Award in the category of Best Religion Program or Special.

City of Churches focuses on parishes in and around the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and celebrates their place in local history. It’s a unique type of documentary program that explores the variety of church architecture in our city from a historic context. The church building is really the star of each episode. The significance of how these churches originated, why they were built, their artistic treasures and relics, plus the vital relationship with their surrounding communities sheds light on the legacy of Brooklyn’s Catholic people.

In every episode, Anthony Mangano uncovers some special church history. Visiting churches and their neighborhoods, Anthony showcases local architecture in an exciting new context. Episodes include vintage photographs, film clips and music to underscore the rich history of these parishes. Every program concludes with the revelation of a special artifact unique to that
particular church.

Where to watch City of Churches
Starting January 15, City of Churches airs Wednesdays at 8 PM ET on NET. New Yorkers can watch on Time Warner Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30. Viewers around the world can tune-in online at netny.net/cityofchurches.

City of Churches is national on Verizon FiOS On Demand, which includes the Top 10 markets of Baltimore, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. To watch on Verizon FiOS, select the “Religion” folder, then “NET Catholic.”

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Please contact NET producer Lou Miano to interview him or Anthony Mangano.

CONTACT: Lou Miano, NET producer, City of Churches
(718) 499-9705, ext. 630 at NET studios, (917) 545-1799 mobile or lmiano@desalesmedia.org