The national parks. Episode two, The last refuge (1890-1915) [videorecording] : America's best idea /
a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.
Widescreen ed.
[United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
1415749515 (set), 9781415749517 (set)
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[United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.
1415749515 (set)
9781415749517 (set)
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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.
general note
Disc two of a six disc set.
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.
Special feature: Capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look. Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and their crew on location at Denali, the Grand Canyon and other national parks.
Narrator: Peter Coyote ; voices, Lee Stetson, Philip Bosco, Kevin Conway, Murphy Guyer, Tom Hanks, Derek Jacobi, Gene Jones, Marcus Lowell Smith, Josh Lucas, Amy Madigan, Caroly McCormick, Campbell Scott.
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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Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired.
English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
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Not rated.
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DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1.

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