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New York, a documentary film. / Episode six: 1929-1941. City of tomorrow

Author: Steve RivoRic BurnsDavid Ogden StiersBella S AbzugAllen GinsbergAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va] : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Depression to the New Deal, enormous forces upon New York permanently altered the city and the country. Two remarkable New Yorkers rose to prominence: Mayor 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 Walaker, the fate of Harlem during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Named Person: Fiorello H La Guardia; Robert Moses; Fiorello H La Guardia; Robert Moses
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Rivo; Ric Burns; David Ogden Stiers; Bella S Abzug; Allen Ginsberg; Fran Lebowitz; Rudolph W Giuliani; Ed Koch; Alfred Kazin; Donald Trump; Mike Wallace; James Sanders; Steeplechase Films Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); New-York Historical Society.; PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 62222024
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2001 as part of the PBS series the American experience.
Credits: Edited by Li-Shin Yu ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, music by Brian Keane.
Performer(s): Narrator: David Ogden Stiers; on-screen commentators include: Bella Abzug, Allen Ginsberg, Alfred Kazin, Fran Lebowitz, Rudolph Giuliani, Ed Koch, Donald Trump, Mike Wallace.
Awards: Emmy Award: 2001, Outstanding Achievement in Non-fiction Programming; Picture Editing.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; stereo.
Other Titles: City of tomorrow
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Steeplechase Films production in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET New York, New York Historical Society ; produced by Steve Rivo and Ric Burns ; directed by Ric Burns ; written by Ric Burns and James Sanders.

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From the Depression to the New Deal, enormous forces upon New York permanently altered the city and the country. Two remarkable New Yorkers rose to prominence: Mayor 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 Walaker, the fate of Harlem during the Depression, and the increasingly complex impact of the automobile on the city.

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