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Rebooting Jewish Television: “Transparent,” Streaming Media, and Foundation-Backed Culture

Josh Lambert, American Studies; Yiddish Book Center

November 27, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 101 McCormick

Program in American Studies

What effects do new distribution technologies and current philanthropic practices have on the production of contemporary culture? This talk takes as a case study Jill Soloway’s Transparent, which was the first streaming video production to beat out broadcast and cable television networks at the Golden Globes and Emmy Awards, and has been described by the New Yorker’s critic, Emily Nussbaum, as “the most Jewish show I’ve seen on TV.”

The Fall 2018 Lapidus Family Fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies. Cosponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies.

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