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The national parks. Episode six, The morning of creation (1946-1980) : America's best idea / a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.

Duncan, Dayton. (Added Author). Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). Coyote, Peter. (Narrator). Johnson, Shelton, 1958- (Added Author). Baker, Gerard. (Added Author). Murie, Adolph, 1899-1974 (Added Author). Jones, Lancelot. (Added Author). Carter, Jimmy, 1924- (Added Author). Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (Added Author). Mellish, Craig. (Added Author). Arkin, Adam. (Added Author). Lumbly, Carl. (Added Author). Guyer, Murphy. (Added Author). Bosco, Philip. (Added Author). Lithgow, John, 1945- (Added Author). Stetson, Lee. (Added Author). Young, Charles. (Added Author). Reynolds, James T. (Added Author). Hadlock, Nancy. (Added Author). Beotegui, Maria. (Added Author). Florentine Films. (Added Author). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). The Nationa Parks Film Project, LLC. (Added Author).
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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 333.7830973 NAT v.6 (Text) 31951003434369 Main Floor - DVDs NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video ; [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.
Disc six of a six disc set.
Special features: Contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films. San Antonio Missions: Keeping history alive. A look at this thriving hub for Latino culture. Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers. Ranger Shelton Johnson and the story of the African American soldiers who patrolled the High Sierras. Mount Rushmore: Telling America's stories. Superintendent Gerard Baker establishes a new interpretive program at an American shrine. Manzanar: "Never Again." A former Japanese American internment camp from World War II becomes a national historic site. City kids in National Parks. National Park Service efforts to bring inner city kids into parks, often for their first encounter with wilderness.
Formatted Contents Note:
Opening -- Landscapes of origin -- A glimpse of the primeval -- The most dangerous species -- Loved to death -- Sweet land of liberty -- No -- Islandia -- The best idea -- The last chance to do it right -- Generations -- Restoration.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Peter Coyote ; voices, Adam Arkin, Carl Lumbly, Murphy Guyer, Philip Bosco, John Lithgow, Lee Stetson, Eli Wallach.
Summary, etc.:
Following World War II, the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year. A new billion-dollar campaign: Mission 66 is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors. A biologist named Adolph Murie introduces the revolutionary notion that predatory animals, which are still hunted, deserve the same protection as other wildlife. In Florida, Lancelot Jones, the grandson of a slave, refuses to sell to developers his family's property on a string of unspoiled islands in Biscayne Bay and instead sells it to the federal government to be protected as a national monument. In the late 1970s, President Jimmy Carter creates an uproar in Alaska when he sets aside 56 million acres of land for preservation, the largest expansion of protected land in history. In 1995, wolves are re-established in Yellowstone, making the world's first national park a little more like what it once was.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired.
English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: National parks and reserves > United States > History.
Nature conservation > United States > History.
United States. National Park Service > History.
United States. Army. Cavalry, 9th.
United States. Army. Cavalry, 10th.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Mount Rushmore National Memorial (S.D.)
Manzanar War Relocation Center.
Yellowstone National Park.
Biscayne National Park (Fla.)
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (San Antonio, Tex.)
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
African American soldiers > West (U.S.) > History > 19th century.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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