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New York: A Documentary Film Online

About the Series
Hidden New York
Big Apple History -- Explore New York and your own town
The Center of the World


This program was produced before the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

For nearly 400 years, the people of New York have faced adversity and prevailed.

This film is dedicated to them.



The critically acclaimed, Emmy and duPont-Columbia award-winning series is back! Two new episodes bring it up to the present day, telling the story of the most fascinating and dramatic chapter of the city's history, the modern city of the 20th century. This is the New York we all recognize.
American Experience

NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM
is a special presentation of
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

National Endowment for the Humanities
Major corporate funding provided by The Chase Manhattan Corporation.
NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM Online is funded by the Ford Foundation.
The "Learning Adventures in Citizenship" project is funded by the Markle Foundation.

NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM is a Steeplechase Films production in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET New York, and the New-York Historical Society.


This Web companion features an extensive introduction to the making of this seven-part film; a 3-D virtual trip around New York City using QTVR panoramas; a multimedia quiz game on New York history that takes place in the back of an animated taxicab; an educational guide for students to discover New York and their own towns; and much more.



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