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

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

Kenneth Jackson Self - Commentator
David Ogden Stiers Narrator
Robert A.M. Stern Self - Commentator
John Steele Gordon Self - Commentator
Brendan Gill Self - Commentator
Philip Bosco (voice)
Pete Hamill Self - Commentator
Robert A. Caro Self - Commentator
Calvin O. Butts III Self - Commentator
David McCullough Self - Commentator
(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

Kenneth Jackson Self - Commentator
David Ogden Stiers Narrator
Robert A.M. Stern Self - Commentator
John Steele Gordon Self - Commentator
Brendan Gill Self - Commentator
Philip Bosco (voice)
Pete Hamill Self - Commentator
Robert A. Caro Self - Commentator
Calvin O. Butts III Self - Commentator
David McCullough Self - Commentator
Luc Sante Self - Commentator
George Plimpton (voice)
Craig Steven Wilder Self - Commentator
Alfred Kazin Self - Commentator
Eli Wallach (voice)
Keith David (voice)
Peter Quinn Self - Commentator
Fran Lebowitz Self - Commentator
Paul Giamatti (voice)
Daniel Czitrom Self - Commentator

Producers

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

Editors

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

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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