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News Brief

October 24, 2001
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Actor and director Roberto Benigni’s Academy Award-winning film about the Holocaust grabbed a record share of the viewing audience for its premiere showing on Italian television. More than 16 million Italians — or more than one in every two viewers — tuned in to watch “Life is Beautiful,” which tells the story of an Italian Jew who tries to shield his small son from the horrors of a Nazi death camp by pretending it is all a game.

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