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The National Parks
The National Parks
The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.
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Ranger Gerard Baker talks about the parks being real America.
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Obata discusses Nature and it's impact on his art.
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Dayton Duncan talks about seeing the lava flow in Hawaii.
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Roosevelt and The Grand Canyon
President Theodore Roosevelt travels to the Grand Canyon.
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Terry Tempest Williams talks about what the Grand Tetons mean to her.
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George Melendez Wright
George Melendez Wright changed how the Park Service preserved wildlife.
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Grand Canyon, Floating the River
Writer Ruth Kirk describes how the Grand Canyon leaves her awestruck.
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The Creation of Yosemite National Park
Explore Yosemite National Park and its early days under President Theodore Roosevelt.
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The Work of the Civilian Conservation Corp
The Civilian Conservation Corp worked on National Parks Service projects under FDR.
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The Park Idea
Dayton Duncan, talks about the notion that is at the heart of the park idea.
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For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People
Listen to park ranger, Shelton Johnson, as he discusses his arrival at Yellowstone.
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The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) | Preview
Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.
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Great Nature (1933-1945) | Preview
Learn about the changes to the national parks during the Great Depression and WW II.
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Going Home (1920-1933) | Preview
Encounter the growing numbers of visitors to the parks.
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The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919) | Preview
Discover efforts to protect the parks and the fight over the Grand Canyon.
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The Last Refuge (1890-1915) | Preview
Investigate the efforts of Theodore Roosevelt and others to preserve pristine lands.
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The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890) | Preview
Examine the radical idea of creating national parks for the enjoyment of everyone.
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