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New York - Episode 3: 1865 to 1989 Sunshine and Shadow DVD 1999 / Directed by Ric Burns / Produced by Lisa Ades, Ric Burns and Steve Rivo / PBS DVD Gold / The History of NYC / A compelling portrait of the greatest and most complex of cities

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New York - Episode 3: 1865 to 1989 Sunshine and Shadow DVD 1999 / Directed by Ric Burns / Produced by Lisa Ades, Ric Burns and Steve Rivo / PBS DVD Gold / The History of NYC / A compelling portrait of the greatest and most complex of cities

UPC 794054858129

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Made in USA

Audio: English 2.0

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Playtime: 140 minutes

 

NARRATED BY DAVID OGDEN STIERS

 

English Summary:

Available previously as a 5-part VHS set, New York now boasts two all-new episodes. The series offers fourteen spectacular hours of programming that chronicle the history of New York - from its beginning in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the turbulent years of change in the decades following World War II, to its present day status as one of the most important and influential cities in the world.

 

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.

The series was written by Burns and James Sanders and produced by Burns's company, Steeplechase Films. Several noted New York City historians, including Mike Wallace, Kenneth T. Jackson, David Levering Lewis and Robert Caro participated in the making of the series as consultants, and appeared on camera. It was narrated by David Ogden Stiers.

Other notable figures who appeared in the series include Rudolph Giuliani (then the mayor of New York City), former mayor Ed Koch, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, poet Allen Ginsberg, novelists Alfred Kazin and Brendan Gill, director Martin Scorsese, journalist Pete Hamill, former Congresswoman Bella Abzug, historian Niall Ferguson, philosopher Marshall Berman, writer Fran Lebowitz, engineer Leslie E. Robertson, architect Robert A.M. Stern, high wire artist Philippe Petit, real estate developer (and future President) Donald Trump, and author David McCullough.

 

EPISODE 3:

3 "Sunshine and Shadow (1865–1898)" Ric Burns Ric Burns & James Sanders November 16, 1999
The Gilded Age following the Civil War saw the rise of the robber barons and the schism between wealth and poverty widen dramatically. The political life of the city, exemplified by William M. Tweed and Tammany Hall descended into total corruption. As the turn of the century dawned, New York City annexes Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

 

Written by Ric Burns
James Sanders
Ron Blumer (episode 5 only)
Directed by Ric Burns
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 7
Distributor PBS
Release
Original network PBS
Original release November 14, 1999 –
September 8, 2003

 

New York City (NYC), also known as the City of New York or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

 

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