Vanity Fair: When Did TV Get So Jewish?

Article by Lisa Liebman

The Plot Against America, Unorthodox, Hunters, and The Windermere Children are part of a recent wave of emphatically Jewish television programs—all coming as anti-Semitism is on the rise.

According to David Simon, it doesn’t matter that the family at the heart of his new HBO miniseries The Plot Against America—adapted from Phillip Roth’s eponymous novel, and premiering on HBO Monday night—is Jewish. “It’s not only beside the point, but Roth himself understood that it had to be beside the point,” Simon recently told me.

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