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Join Hershey Felder for a wide-open conversation about why he is compelled to tell these stories through music, how being Jewish has influenced his work and what Jewish music means to him.
Television historians Walter Podrazik and Harry Castleman discuss the often-overlooked Jewish backgrounds of several of the show’s actors.
Jewish Pioneers in Television: The Next Generation with TV Historians Walter J. Podrazik and Harry Castleman
TV became the preeminent communication force in society from the 1960s onward, with Jews at the creative and business forefront. Walter J. Podrazik and Harry Castleman continue their entertaining survey of the medium’s history with a focus on influential figures such as Fred Silverman, Brandon Tartikoff, Barry Diller and Sumner Redstone and the groundbreaking shows they brought to the screen such as Seinfeld, Happy Days, Charlie’s Angels, Hill Street Blues, The Cosby Show, The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory plus made-for-TV movies and miniseries such as Roots. Their achievements paved the way for the growth of cable, and eventually streaming.