Nathaniel Popkin is the principal writer of the film documentary “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment,” a 13-part television series that explores the city’s unexpected history over 500 years.
“For anyone interested in how the postwar years reshaped American cities, for anyone interested in the rise of the civil rights movement, in the women’s movement, in the movement away from the urban core to the suburbs—in so many ways that affect not just this city but cities across the country—[the] documentary proves essential.”
—Steven Rea, film critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
“Lively production values, blending re-created scenes and art and maps of the period with… talking heads to tell a compelling story that turns out to be about much more than history.”
—Ellen Gray, television critic, Philadelphia Daily News