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This eight-part, 16½-hour television event explores New York City's rich history as the premier laboratory of modern life. A sweeping narrative covering nearly 400 years and 400 square miles, it reveals a complex and dynamic city that has played an unparalleled role in shaping the nation and reflecting its ideals.

  1. Ric Burns


Series Cast

  1. David Ogden Stiers

    David Ogden Stiers


    8 Episodes

  2. Kenneth Jackson


    8 Episodes

  3. Mike Wallace

    Mike Wallace


    8 Episodes

  4. John Steele Gordon


    8 Episodes

  5. Robert A.M. Stern


    8 Episodes

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New York: A Documentary Film

Season 1

1999 | 8 Episodes

Season 1 of New York: A Documentary Film premiered on November 14, 1999.

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New York: A Documentary Film
New York: A Documentary Film


Status Ended


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Type Documentary

Original Language English

Runtime 120m



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