Day 30 of Jewish American Heritage Month: Watch TV


Gertrude Berg, writer-actress and star of

Gertrude Berg, writer-actress and star of “Meet the Goldbergs.”

This may be the easiest suggestion of the list: Grab the remote and watch an iconic, Jewish-created sitcom. Meet “The Goldbergs,” the 1949-1956 series created by and starring writer-actress Gertrude Berg that inspired shows from “The Honeymooners” to “Roseanne.” Hum along with the “Sanford & Son” theme song or hang with Archie Bunker during an “All in the Family” episode, two of Norman Lear’s masterpieces. Watch “M*A*S*H,” Larry Gelbart’s Korean War dramedy starring Alan Alda. Brew an oversized mug of coffee and catch “Friends” in syndication, courtesy of co-creator Marta Kauffman. And take your pick from sitcom creator and showrunner extraordinaire Chuck Lorre’s roster, including “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Dharma & Greg” and “Mike & Molly.”

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Rebecca Soffer Rebecca Soffer is a New York-based writer and producer who has worked at “The Colbert Report” and Reboot. She tweets from @rebeccasoffer.