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For more than 100 years the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge for generations of immigrants. In interviews with Americans from all walks of life, including former New York governor Mario Cuomo, the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan and the late writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski, Statue of Liberty examines the nature of liberty and the significance of the statue to American life.

A Film By
KEN BURNS

Written By
BERNARD A. WEISBERGER
GEOFFREY C. WARD

Produced By
BUDDY SQUIRES
KEN BURNS

Edited By
PAUL BARNES

Cinematography
BUDDY SQUIRES
TERRY HOPKINS
KEN BURNS

Narrated By
DAVID McCULLOUGH

KEN BURNS AMERICAN STORIES SERIES UNDERWRITERS
General Motors Corporation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS

STATUE OF LIBERTY ORIGINAL PRODUCTION UNDERWRITERS
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, with development funds provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Henry Nias Foundation

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Original Broadcast October 1985

Film Honors:
• Academy-Award® Nomination, 1986
• Emmy Nomination, 1986
• Christopher Award, 1987
• Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival, 1986
• CINE Golden Eagle Award
• Special Award, Sinking Creek, 1987
• Premiere French Embassy, Washington D.C., October 23, 1985
• One of the Year’s Best, John Corry, The New York Times, 1985

 
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