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American Experience; New York: A Documentary Film


Episode 8, The Center of the World, DVD MASTER, TAPE 1 of 2, WITH PACKAGING

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American Experience
New York: A Documentary Film
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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This series traces New York's remarkable rise, from the arrival of the Dutch in the early 17th century to the present day, weaving a vibrant tapestry of visual material -- both contemporary and archival -- with the reflections of distinguished New York artists, writers, architects, politicians, actors, directors and historians, among them Brendan Gill, Martin Scorsese, Anna Quindlen, Kenneth T. Jackson, Fran Lebowitz, Pete Hamill, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Donald Trump, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, E. L. Doctorow, Robert A. M. Stern and many more. David Ogden Stiers narrrates. 101 "The Country and the City (1609-1825)"--Episode one begins in 1609 and chronicles the arrival of the Dutch, the impact of the English, the horrors of colonial slavery and New York's critical role in the American Revolution. 102 "Order and Disorder (1825-1865)"--Episode two looks at New York's rise as a burgeoning cultural center and multi-ethnic port, concluding with the Civil War Draft Riots America's bloodiest civil disturbance. 103 "Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898)"--Episode three turns the spotlight on the period when greed and wealth fueled an expanding metropolis, even as politics and poverty defined it. 104 "The Power and the People (1898-1914)"--Episode four follows New York into a new century, examining the interplay of capitalism, democracy and transformation in the wake of an extraordinary wave of immigration and the birth of the skyscraper. 105 "Cosmopolis (1914-1931)"--In episode five, the African-American experience, the birth of the new media industries and the incredible array of human and cultural energies converge, ending with construction of the world's tallest building.



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