New York: A Documentary Film

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New York: A Documentary Film is an eight-part, 17½ hour, American documentary film on the history of New York City. It was directed by Ric Burns and originally aired in the U.S. on PBS. The film was a production of Steeplechase Films in association... read more
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New York: A Documentary Film is an eight-part, 17½ hour, American documentary film on the history of New York City. It was directed by Ric Burns and originally aired in the U.S. on PBS. The film was a production of Steeplechase Films in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET, and The New-York Historical Society.

Original Release

11/14/1999 on PBS

US Release

11/14/1999

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Cast

David Ogden Stiers Narrator
Kenneth Jackson Self - Commentator
John Steele Gordon Self - Commentator
Robert A.M. Stern Self - Commentator
Brendan Gill Self - Commentator
Philip Bosco (voice)
Pete Hamill Self - Commentator
David McCullough Self - Commentator
George Plimpton (voice)
Eli Wallach (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Country and the City (1609-1825) Wednesday, 01 September 1999
2 Order and Disorder (1825-1865) Wednesday, 01 September 1999
3 Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898) Wednesday, 01 September 1999
4 The Power and the People (1898-1918) Wednesday, 01 September 1999
5 Cosmopolis (1919-1931) Wednesday, 01 September 1999
6 City of Tomorrow (1929-1941) Saturday, 01 September 2001
7 The City and the World (1945-2000) Saturday, 01 September 2001
8 The Center of the World (1946-2003) Monday, 01 September 2003

Directors

Ric Burns

Writers

Ric Burns, James Sanders

Cast

David Ogden Stiers Narrator
Kenneth Jackson Self - Commentator
John Steele Gordon Self - Commentator
Robert A.M. Stern Self - Commentator
Brendan Gill Self - Commentator
Philip Bosco (voice)
Pete Hamill Self - Commentator
David McCullough Self - Commentator
George Plimpton (voice)
Eli Wallach (voice)
Robert A. Caro Self - Commentator
Alfred Kazin Self - Commentator
Craig Steven Wilder Self - Commentator
Calvin O. Butts III Self - Commentator
Luc Sante Self - Commentator
Rudy Giuliani Self - Commentator
Robert Sean Leonard (voice)
Keith David (voice)
Paul Giamatti (voice)
Callie Thorne (voice)

Producers

Margaret Drain Executive Producer
Judy Crichton Executive Producer
Donald Rosenfeld Executive Producer
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Ric Burns Producer
Ray Segal Producer
Robin Espinola Producer
Steve Rivo Producer
Kate Roth Knull Producer
Kerry Herman Producer
Lisa Ades Producer
Lily Thorne Producer
Danna Liebert Producer
Marilyn Ness Producer

Editors

Li-Shin Yu, Ed Barteski, Nina Schulman, David Hanser, Juliana Parroni

2000 Emmy Outstanding Non-Fiction Series Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography in Non-Fiction Program Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Picture Editing in Non-Fiction Program Won
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