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New York: A Documentary Film ()


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Season: 1 Years: 2003 2001 1999

Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400... See more »

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  • Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
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  Narrator (8 episodes, 1999-2003)
John Steele Gordon ...
  Himself - Commentator (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Kenneth Jackson ...
  Himself - Commentator (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Robert A.M. Stern ...
  Himself - Commentator (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Himself - Commentator (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
  (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Brendan Gill ...
  Himself - Commentator (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Calvin O. Butts III ...
  Himself - Commentator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Robert A. Caro ...
  Himself - Commentator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Peter Hamill ...
  Himself - Commentator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Alfred Kazin ...
  Himself - Commentator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Himself - Commentator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
  (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Luc Sante ...
  Himself - Commentator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
  (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Craig Steven Wilder ...
  Himself - Commentator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
  (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
  (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Himself - Commentator (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Herself - Commentator (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
  (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
Daniel Czitrom ...
  Himself - Commentator (4 episodes, 1999)
  (4 episodes, 1999)
Peter Quinn ...
  Himself - Commentator (4 episodes, 1999)
Marshall Berman ...
  Herself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Himself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Himself - Comentator (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Josh Hamilton
  (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
David Levering Lewis ...
  Himself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Himself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Carol Willis ...
  Herself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Caleb Carr ...
  Himself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999)
  (3 episodes, 1999)
Phillip Lopate ...
  Himself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999)
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  Himself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999)
  (3 episodes, 1999)
John Kuo Wei Tchen ...
  Himself - Commentator (3 episodes, 1999)
Joshua Freeman ...
  Himself - Commentator (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Ruth J. Abram ...
  Herself - Commentator (2 episodes, 1999)
Thomas Bender ...
  Himself - Commentator (2 episodes, 1999)
Carol Berkin ...
  Herself - Commentator (2 episodes, 1999)
  (2 episodes, 1999)
Margo Jefferson ...
  Herself - Commentator (2 episodes, 1999)
Frederic Kimball
  (2 episodes, 1999)
David Margulies
  (2 episodes, 1999)
Gretchen Sullivan Sorin ...
  Herself - Commentator / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
  (2 episodes, 1999)
Bella Abzug ...
  Herself - Commentator (2 episodes, 2001)
Frances Golden ...
  Herself - Commentator (2 episodes, 2001)
Cheryl Greenberg ...
  Herself - Commentator (2 episodes, 2001)

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Plot Summary

Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 years later. Told in a sentimental tone, Burns weaves a lyrical tale of the great metropolis that encompasses not only the city's streets, but also that of the history of America. Though around fourteen hours in length, this epic documentary presents a thoughtful, entertaining look at our relatively young country. Written by Chris Bogner

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Also Known As
  • American Experience: New York - A Documentary Film (United States)
  • Нью-Йорк: Документальный фильм (Russia)
Runtime
  • 600 min
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Trivia Originally, the film was to be a seven-episode documentary. After the World Trade Center was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, an eighth episode - "The Center of the World" about the rise and fall of the Twin Towers - was made. It aired September 8, 2003. See more »
Movie Connections Features In the Street (1948). See more »
Quotes Mario M. Cuomo: We had this fantastic contradiction of people who hated you so much, they were willing to give up their life to take yours - and people who loved humanity so much, that they were willing to run into the darn building, in the smoke and flame, just to save the life of somebody they never met.
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