New York: A Documentary Film - Episode 2 - Order And Disorder 1825-1865
Original Release Dates: November 14, 1999 – September 8, 2003
New York: A Documentary Film is an eight-part, 17½ hour, American documentary film on the history of New York City. It was directed by Ric Burns and originally aired in the U.S. on PBS. The film was a production of Steeplechase Films in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET, and The New-York Historical Society.
The series was written by Burns and James Sanders and produced by Burns's company, Steeplechase Films. Several noted New York City historians, including Mike Wallace, Kenneth T. Jackson, David Levering Lewis and Robert Caro participated in the making of the series as consultants, and appeared on camera. It was narrated by David Ogden Stiers.
One minute of the audio track of this film documentary was removed starting from 54:00 to 55:00 in order to comply with the copyright requirements of YouTube.