American Experience: New York

Season 1
 (1,605)8.52003TV-PG
Directed by Ric Burns, an award-winning and elegant, lyrical and compelling portrait of the greatest and most complex of cities.
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English [CC]
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English

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  1. 1. New York: The Country and the City (1609-1825)
    November 14, 1999
    1 h 51 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Episode one begins in 1609 and chronicles the arrival of the Dutch.
  2. 2. New York: Order and Disorder (1825-1865)
    November 15, 1999
    1 h 53 min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Episode two looks at New York's rise as a burgeoning cultural center and multi-ethnic port.
  3. 3. New York: Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898)
    November 16, 1999
    1 h 50 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Episode three turns the spotlight on greed and wealth.
  4. 4. New York: The Power and the People (1898-1918)
    November 17, 1999
    1 h 53 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Episode four follows New York into a new century.
  5. 5. New York: Cosmopolis (1918-1931)
    November 18, 1999
    1 h 53 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Episode five tells the African-American experience and the birth of the new media industries.
  6. 6. New York: City of Tomorrow (1929-1945)
    September 30, 2001
    1 h 53 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Episode six reveals the immense new forces were unleashed in New York.
  7. 7. New York: The City and the World (1945-2000)
    October 1, 2001
    2 h 16 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Episode seven chronicles the history of New York from the end of the Second World War to the present.
  8. 8. New York: The Center of the World (1946-2003)
    September 30, 2003
    2 h 57 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    This final chapter provides a powerful portrait of the events leading up to and following 9/11, reaching back to when the idea of a "world trade center" was first conceived and the towers were constructed. Explore the physical, economic, and symbolic aftermath of the attack and what Americans can learn from the recovery effort.

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Ric Burns
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Steeplechase Films, WGBH
Season year
2003
Network
PBS
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