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The national parks : America's best idea. Episode two, The last refuge (1890-1915)

Author: Dayton DuncanKen BurnsPeter CoyoteLee StetsonPhilip BoscoAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Home Video : Distributed by PBS Distribution, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant, and visitors think nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Old Faithful. Congress has yet to establish clear judicial authority or appropriations for the protection of the parks. This  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: John Muir; George Bird Grinnell; Theodore Roosevelt
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dayton Duncan; Ken Burns; Peter Coyote; Lee Stetson; Philip Bosco; Kevin Conway; Murphy Guyer; Tom Hanks; Derek Jacobi; Gene Jones; Marcus Lovell Smith; Josh Lucas; Amy Madigan; Carolyn McCormick; Campbell Scott; 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. (Firm)
ISBN: 9781415749517 1415749515
OCLC Number: 449252786
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired.
Notes: Disc two of a six disc set.
Originally broadcast in 2009 as an episode of the PBS television documentary series.
Credits: Episode editor, Craig Mellish ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns.
Performer(s): Narrator: Peter Coyote ; voices, Lee Stetson, Philip Bosco, Kevin Conway, Murphy Guyer, Tom Hanks, Derek Jacobi, Gene Jones, Marcus Lovell Smith, Josh Lucas, Amy Madigan, Caroly McCormick, Campbell Scott.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 155 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Introduction --
The grand tour --
Calvary protects the parks --
The dust of centuries --
For ourselves and our children --
The greatest good --
The most vital man --
Leave it as it is --
Distance in his eyes --
The devil and his relations --
Credits.
Other Titles: America's best idea
Last refuge (1890-1915)
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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By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant, and visitors think nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Old Faithful. Congress has yet to establish clear judicial authority or appropriations for the protection of the parks. This sparks a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, led by John Muir; the Audubon Society, led by George Bird Grinnell; and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt. The movement fails, however, to stop San Francisco from building the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite, flooding Muir's "mountain temple" and leaving him broken-hearted before he dies.

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