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Story of the Jews
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, airing on West Virginia PBS on March 25 and April 1, hopes to establish a clearer understanding of the history and impact of the Jewish people throughout the world.
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Written and presented by historian and critic Simon Schama, the five-hour documentary draws on Schama’s immense scholarship, his acute and original viewpoints, and his own family history in a series that is both deeply historical and bracingly contemporary. As Schama travels the globe from Spain to California, from Berlin to Tel Aviv, he tells ancient and modern stories that illuminate the passions and perplexities of today.
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama is made possible by lead funding from The Paul & Irma Milstein Family. Major funding is generously provided by The Polonsky Foundation. Additional major support is provided by The Pershing Square Foundation, the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust, James and Merryl Tisch, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the David Berg Foundation, Daniel and Joanna S. Rose, and the Lemberg Foundation. Support is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.
Visit the official website for the series: www.pbs.org/StoryoftheJews