This Day in Jewish History TV Premiere for the 'Most Jewish Show Ever'

Making the successful leap from radio to TV, Gertrude Berg's sitcom, 'The Goldbergs' earned her the first primetime Emmy for best comedy actress.

On January 10, 1949, “The Goldbergs,” a popular long-running radio show, had its television premiere on CBS. The weekly show, about a Jewish immigrant family living in the Bronx, New York, and its environs (as they became acclimated to America, they moved to Connecticut), was created and written by, and starred, Gertrude Berg, who played family matriarch Molly Goldberg.