New York, a documentary film. Episode four, The power and the people [videorecording] /
a Steeplechase Films production ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Lisa Ades & Ric Burns ; written by Ric Burns & James Sanders ; a Steeplechase Films production for the American Experience in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET, and the New-York Historical Society.
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2004.
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Cinematography, Buddy Squires and Allen Moore ; edited by Li-Shin Yu ; narrated by David Ogden Stiers ; music, Brian Keane.
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Originally broadcast in 1999 on the PBS series the American experience.
The fourth segment in an 8-part series chronicling the history of New York City from 1609 through 2003. Episode four: Covers the years from 1898 through 1918 showing how New York's industry drew in people from all over the world, and how these immigrants transformed the city physically, culturally and finally politically. Looks also at the construction of the subway system, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal and the skyscrapers on Wall Street. The episode ends with the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the reform legislation passed in its aftermath.
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Closed captioned.
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