Chapter One: From Manhattan to Allentown to Washington, DCSusan Stamberg
For fourteen years, Susan Stamberg has been the cohost of National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
She is an Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Broadcasting Hall of Fame member.
Growing up in Manhattan in the 1950s, I thought the whole world was Jewish. Well, my whole world was! Yes, my public school classes had a Despina Chilakis and a Diane Grimaldi. But mostly we were Levitt and Fortgang and Goldstein and company. Every weekend, my dad took us down to the Lower East Side for knishes at Schmulka Bernstein's (today it's Bernstein...