Description: "How did it happen that in a time when networks were run by Jewish men, and many television shows were written by Jewish writers, there were so few identifiably Jewish characters on television? In this provocative book, David Zurawik marshals compelling evidence to suggest that, during television's first thirty-five years, its primarily Jewish power brokers actively suppressed Jewish characters and Jewish themes from appearing on the small screen." Based on more than one hundred interviews gathered over ten years with network executives, producers, and actors, Zurawik's book gives voice to these insiders - who reveal, for the first time, how and why the depiction of Jews on television has followed such a strange, unpredictable course.
By David Zurawik
(275 Pages)Publisher: Brandeis University Press, 2003