The one-hour program is based on a book of the same title written by University of Nevada, Reno Professor Emeritus Dr. John P. Marschall.
“Dr. Marschall wanted to give the Jewish people a voice, to tell the amazing stories of this active and influential group of citizens,” said Kurt Mische, president and CEO of KNPB. “This documentary introduces viewers to colorful people like Adolph Sutro, Jacob Davis (whose pants with riveted pockets became the famous Levi’s jeans), publisher Hank Greenspun, the Farahi family and so many others who have become integral parts of the fabric of our state.”
Producer Patty Zubov worked with Marschall over the past year to record interviews with key Jewish leaders across the state. The pair also collected photographs that help tell the story.
After its debut on KNPB, “Jews in Nevada” will be offered to PBS television stations around the nation, including Vegas PBS in Las Vegas.
KNPB Public Television provides three digital channels of programming on channel 5.1, KNPB Create on channel 5.2 and KNPB V’Me on channel 5.3. KNPB’s channels are also available on cable and satellite services.