Season 12, Episode 1 New York: A Documentary Series - The Country and the City (1609-1825)

First Aired: November 15, 1999

“The Country and the City: 1609-1825” (Part 1 of seven). New York, notes narrator David Ogden Stiers, “was a business proposition from the very start,” when Henry Hudson, exploring for the Dutch East India Company, sailed into its harbor. Part 1 also focuses on New Yorker Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary; and Gov. DeWitt Clinton, who built the Erie Canal. “All America,” says Stiers, “now met in New York.”

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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