Ric Burns Documentary About the N-Y Historical Society
A Celebration features interviews with those who know the New-York Historical Society and its resources well--Martin Scorsese, David McCullough, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Professor James Horton, Chief Historian of the current Slavery in New York exhibit, the Society’s president and CEO, Louise Mirrer and co-Chair of the Board, Nancy Newcomb.
Scorsese recalls his visits to NYHS as a youngster growing up in lower Manhattan, and how he would later use the Society as a key resource for films such as Gangs of New York and The Age of Innocence; McCullough proclaims NYHS “the custodian for national treasures;”
Ric Burns produced the award winning PBS series New York: A Documentary Film. His other documentary film credits include Coney Island, The Donner Party, The Way West, Ansel Adams, and The Civil War, which he co-produced with his brother Ken Burns. He has been awarded Emmys, a Peabody, a Christopher Award and the Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Award, among others.
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