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The national parks : America's best idea. Episode five, Great nature (1933-1945)

Author: Dayton DuncanKen BurnsPeter CoyotePhilip BoscoTim ClarkAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Home Video : Distributed by PBS Distribution, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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To battle unemployment during the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a "golden age" for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers widespread abuses of animal habitats and pushes the service to reform its wildlife policies. Congress narrowly passes a bill to protect the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Named Person: Chiura Obata; Franklin D Roosevelt; George M Wright; John D Rockefeller, Jr.; Iwao Matsushita; Hanaye Matsushita
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dayton Duncan; Ken Burns; Peter Coyote; Philip Bosco; Tim Clark; Tom Hanks; Amy Madigan; Yumi Mizui; Kevin Conway; Andy Garcia; James Kyson Lee; Albert McFadyen; George Takei; Iwao Matsushita; Hanaye Matsushita; Gerard Baker; Horace Kephart; Chiura Obata; George M Wright; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Home Video.; PBS Distribution (Firm); National Parks Film Project, LLC.
ISBN: 9781415749517 1415749515
OCLC Number: 449835571
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles ; Closed-captioned; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2009 as an episode of the public television documentary series.
Disc five of a six disc set.
Credits: Episode editor, Erik Ewers ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns.
Performer(s): Narrator: Peter Coyote ; voices, Philip Bosco, Tim Clark, Tom Hanks, Amy Madigan, Yumi Mizui, Kevin Conway, Andy Garcia, James Kyson Lee, Albert McFadyen and George Takei.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 158 min.) : sd., color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Introduction --
The idea of America itself --
Good hygiene for civilization --
Land by the gallon --
Building human happiness --
Redefining beauty --
The old curmudgeon --
Holy mountain --
A wilderness park --
The sudden burst of Pearl Harbor --
One weeps for Wyoming --
My country, 'Tis of thee' --
Credits.
Other Titles: America's best idea
Great nature (1933-1945)
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; produced in association with WETA Washington, D.C. ; National Films Project, LLC. ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.

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To battle unemployment during the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a "golden age" for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers widespread abuses of animal habitats and pushes the service to reform its wildlife policies. Congress narrowly passes a bill to protect the Everglades in Florida as a national park -- the first time a park has been created solely to preserve an ecosystem, as opposed to scenic beauty. As America becomes entrenched in World War II, Roosevelt is pressured to open the parks to mining, grazing and lumbering. The president is also subjected to a storm of criticism for expanding Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming by accepting a gift of land secretly purchased by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

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