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Sarnoff to Seinfeld: American Jews and the Television Age

HIST 161
Fall 2015
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CJST 218
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies

This seminar examines the involvement of Jews in American mass entertainment, especially television, during the 20th century. At a time when Jews were active in both the business and creative ends of the new media that came to dominate fields as seemingly diverse as popular culture and political discourse, Jewish leading characters were largely absent from prime time network television. Are there relationships among Jewish involvement in mass entertainment, the simultaneous absence of Jewish characters onscreen, and the role of television in American culture?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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