Tracing over 300 years of Jewish American contributions to society, culture, and government, these programs offer profiles of people both the lesser known (such as David Levy Yulee, the first Jewish American senator, and Uriah P. Levy, the first Jewish American commodore) and the famous, including Levi Strauss, Samuel Gompers, Harry Houdini, Louis Brandeis, Al Jolson, the Marx Brothers, Robert Oppenheimer, Jonas Salk, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The eight episodes are:
- "The Jewish Settlers Come to America"
- "Jewish Americans Spread Out Across the Country"
- "Jewish Americans Succeed in All Walks of American Life"
- "A Golden Age for Jewish Americans"
- "Jewish Americans and World War II"
- "The Flowering of Jewish Americans"
- "Jewish Americans Enter Mainstream American Culture"
- "The New Jewish American Identity"
Hosted by Mare Winningham. Closed captioned. Total time: 229 minutes. ©2010.
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