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New York, a documentary film. [Episode 6], City of tomorrow, 1929-1941

Author: Ric BurnsSteeplechase Films Inc.WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)New-York Historical Society.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2001]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Depression to the New Deal, enormous forces were interested upon New York which permanently altered the city and the country. Two remarkable New Yorkers rose to prominence: May Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses. This episode examines their careers in detail, as well as the immense public works that transformed the city in the '30s. Also explored are the demise of Mayor Jimmy Walker, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Fiorello H La Guardia; Robert Moses; Fiorello H La Guardia; Robert Moses
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ric Burns; Steeplechase Films Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); New-York Historical Society.; PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123347626
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2001.
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; editor, Li-Shin Yu ; music, Brian Keane.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Ogden Stiers.
Description: 1 streaming video file (120 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sound, color with black and white sequences
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Other Titles: New York, a documentary film: City of tomorrow, 1929 to 1941
City of tomorrow
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Steeplechase Films production ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Steve Rivo & Ric Burns ; written by Ric Burns & James Sanders ; WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET, and the New-York Historical Society.

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From the Depression to the New Deal, enormous forces were interested upon New York which permanently altered the city and the country. Two remarkable New Yorkers rose to prominence: May Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses. This episode examines their careers in detail, as well as the immense public works that transformed the city in the '30s. Also explored are the demise of Mayor Jimmy Walker, the fate of Harlem during the Depression, and the increasingly complex impact of the automobile on the city - Program website.

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