Tonight, the last original episode of the immensely popular situation comedy "Seinfeld" will be aired. The end of the "Seinfeld" years has been a topic for discussion among cultural analysts and commentators, trying to explain the show's appeal and what it's brought to popular culture. For the most part, it seems that the show translated New York Jews for the country — changing the tourism patterns in New York City and the viewing habits of a nation. NPR's Brooke Gladstone reports.



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