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Dr James Fox tells the story of New York in 1951, where the world we know today was born. This was the year when Jackson Pollock brought a new dynamism to American painting, when the dazzling jazz style known as bebop hit its stride and when Jack Kerouac defined the Beat Generation with his book On the Road. It was where a young Marlon Brando took cinema by storm, a dapper Brit named David Ogilvy reinvented advertising and modern television arrived with the triumphant debut of a show called I Love Lucy.

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1 hour

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Christmas Eve 2015 00:30


Role Contributor
PresenterJames Fox
Executive ProducerJulian Birkett
Series ProducerHelen Shariatmadari
DirectorClare Tavernor

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