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The History of the Catskills' Resorts.

Writer Stefan Kanfer. Kanfer's latest book is called "A Summer World: The Attempt to Build a Jewish Eden in the Catskills, from the Days of the Ghetto to the Rise and Decline of the Borscht Belt." The Borsht Belt nurtured a generation of comics and defined a culture. Kanfer talks about the lives of the people who frequented the Catskill resorts, and the reason those resorts are now in decline.

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Other segments from the episode on January 2, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 2, 1990: Interview with John Adams; Commentary on rap music; Interview with Stefan Kanfer; Review of the novel "Goodnight!".

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