Clip: Season 40 Episode 6 | 5m 10s
The surprising universality of the 1964 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick musical Fiddler on the Roof—a show about a small, tight-knit Jewish community living in early 20th-century Tsarist Russia. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy airs January 1, 2013 at 9:30 PM (check local listings).
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