The Goldbergs April 1938

Radio America show

Summary: The Goldbergs is a situation-comedy series about a family living, learning, and loving in a Jewish ghetto of the Bronx, to some it's an East Coast variety of One Man's Family. It is considered to be one of the first popular radio comedies based on the lives of a working-class Jewish family. Gertrude Berg wrote The Goldbergs, as a loosely based autobiography on her life as a wife and mother in New York. To gain insight into the tribulations of her characters Berg researched incognito in the Bronx among the tenements and poor conditions of family in poverty. In 1951, The Goldbergs became a feature film with the production of Molly.