An elegant, lyrical and compelling portrait of the greatest and most complex of cities. This definitive series chronicles the history of New York from its founding in 1624 as a Dutch trading post to its continuing pre-eminence as the cultural and economic capital of the world.
Winner, Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming: Long Form
- Winner, Alfred I. DuPont Award
- Archival Motion Pictures
- Interview with Ric Burns on making The Center of the World
- Film outtakes including interviews with Martin Scorsese, Donald Trump, Allen Ginsberg, Fran Liebowitz, Robert Caro, Mario Cuomo and others
1609-1825 The Country and the City
1825-1865 Order and Disorder
1865-1898 Sunshine and Shadow
1898-1918 The Power and the People
1929-1941 City of Tomorrow
1945-2000 The City and the World
1946-2003 The Center of the World
Producer: Ric Burns, Steeplechase Films, Inc.
Production Year: 2003
Director: Ric Burns
Narrator: David Ogden Stiers
Number of Discs: 8
Length: 1050 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo
VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS
Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.