"Soprano Home Movies" is the thirteenth episode of the sixth season of
the HBO television drama series The Sopranos and seventy-eighth episode
overall. It served as the midseason premiere to the second part of the
show's sixth season, the broadcast of which was split into two. It was
written by supervising producers Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider,
series creator/executive producer David Chase and executive producer
Matthew Weiner; it was directed by frequent series director Tim Van
Patten. The episode first aired in the United States on April 8, 2007.
"Soprano Home Movies", which is set eight months after the preceding
episode, details a weekend that series protagonist Tony Soprano (James
Gandolfini) and his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) spend with his sister
Janice (Aida Turturro) and brother-in-law Bobby (Steve Schirripa) at a
lakefront vacation home in upstate New York and the complications that
arise during this weekend. The episode garnered a number of award
nominations and was the episode submitted to Emmy Award voters to
represent the season, leading to a nomination for Outstanding Drama
Series, an award the show subsequently won.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsatian
police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé was released on order of German
Emperor William I, defusing a possible war.
Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, her daughter, and
ten bystanders were assassinated by the military arm of the Communist
Party of the Philippines.
Japan and the Republic of China signed the Treaty of Taipei to
officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, seven years after fighting
in that conflict ended due to the Chinese Civil War.
Chief of the South Vietnamese army Cao Van Vien fled the country as the
North Vietnamese closed in on Saigon.
Former CIA counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames
pleaded guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later
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