From Shtetl to Swing

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"From Shtetl to Swing," hosted by Harvey Fierstein, traces the Jewish-immigrant influence on 20th-century American pop music. Among performers seen in clips: Al Jolson; Fanny Brice; Eddie Cantor; Sophie Tucker; Louis Armstrong; Judy Garland; Cab Calloway; Molly Picon; and the Marx Brothers. The finale includes scenes of Benny Goodman's celebrated 1938 Carnegie Hall concert.

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