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American Experience; New York: The Center Of The World


Episode 8, The Center of the World, TAPE 1 of 2

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American Experience
New York: The Center Of The World
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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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The eighth episode of the award-winning series "New York: A Documentary Film," directed by Ric Burns, examines the rise and fall of the World Trade Center - from its conception in the post-World War II economic boom, through its controversial construction in the 1960s and 1970s, to its tragic demise in the fall of 2001 and the extraordinary response of the city in its aftermath.



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Chicago: “American Experience; New York: The Center Of The World,” 08/07/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BFC1DABAEAC4950A533CDF9E0678F10.
MLA: “American Experience; New York: The Center Of The World.” 08/07/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BFC1DABAEAC4950A533CDF9E0678F10>.
APA: American Experience; New York: The Center Of The World. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BFC1DABAEAC4950A533CDF9E0678F10
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