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January 29, 2020
The last time I was sick and in isolation upstairs, I “discovered” the PBS American Experience series about New York. It is a bit slow moving, which is perfect for watching when you’re sick. It is also filled with stunning images of both archival stills and early film clips, and of the now-lost World Trade Center. I have returned to the series, narrated by David Ogden Stiers (also lost) and commentary by a host of erudite NYers. The history of the city is always surprising and the series is a perfect escape from the current unrest erupting in our world.