PBS/The American Experience: American Experience: New York Underground

PBS/The American Experience: American Experience: New York Underground

A one-hour documentary exploring the history of the New York City subway for PBS / The American Experience

SYNOPSIS
In the mid 1800s, New York City was one of the most crowded places on earth. The congested streets and pokey transportation system were a source of constant complaint. On March 24, 1900, ground was broken for the Big Apple’s subway; the Interborough Rapid Transit Line opened four years later, running more than 26 miles of underground track at the speed of 35 miles per hour. Soon thousands in the city were “doing the subway.”

Premiere: February 1997


CREDITS
Writer/Producer: Elena Mannes
Executive Producer: Judy Crichton

AWARDS
Writers Guild Award Nominee
Cine Golden Eagle 1999

WEBSITE
www.pbs.org/amex

PURCHASE
www.shoppbs.org

REVIEWS
“…told in the best ‘American Experience’ manner.”
NEW YORK TIMES