New York [videorecording] a documentary film / a Steeplechase Films production for The American Experience in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET in New York, and the New-York Historical Society ; produced by Lisa Ades and Ric Burns; directed by Ric Burns; co-director, Lisa Ades ; written by Ric Burns and James Sanders.

Contributor(s): Burns, Ric | Sanders, James, 1955- | Ades, Lisa | Ness, Marilyn | Stiers, David Ogden | Steeplechase Films Inc | WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) | WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) | New-York Historical Society | PBS Home Video | Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [United States] : Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c1999-2003Description: 8 videodiscs (ca. 17 hr., 30 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 1415702462 [set]Uniform titles: American experience (Television program) Subject(s): New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs | New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce -- History | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898 | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1951- | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- HistoryGenre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.Production credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires and Allen Moore; music, Brian Keane; narrator, David Ogden Stiers.Summary: This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center.
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DVD release of a 1999-2003 television production. Ep.1-5 aired in 1999, ep. 6-7 in 2001, and ep. 8 in 2003.

Special features: Disc 1:Charlie Rose interview with Ric Burns; archival motion pictures; original trailer. Disc 2: From the editing room floor additional interviews with Martin Scorsese, Fran Lebowitz, Donald Trump, Allen Ginsberg and Robert A. Caro; deleted scenes. Disc 8: Inteview with Ric Burns on the making of "The Center of the World"; film outtakes featuring Philippe Petit, Ed Koch, Mario Cuomo and others.

Episodes 1-7 full screen version; episode 8 widescreen version.

For private home use only.

Cinematography, Buddy Squires and Allen Moore; music, Brian Keane; narrator, David Ogden Stiers.

This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

DVD; Region 1 encoding; Dolby digital.

Closed captioned.

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