The national parks. Episode five, Great nature (1933-1945) [videorecording] : America's best idea /
a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.
[United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.
1 videodisc (116 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 old curmudgeon -- Holy mountain -- A wilderness park -- The sudden burst of Pearl Harbor -- One weeps for Wyoming -- My country, 'Tis of thee' -- Credits.
general note
Disc five of a six disc set.
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.
Special features: The National Parks: This is America. Mini-documentary. This short film celebrates the diverse history of the national parks, bringing together stories of extraordinary people from a variety of backgrounds who devoted their lives to the national park ideal--to preserve and protect these special places for everyone. Narrated by Ken Burns.
Narrator: Peter Coyote ; voices, Philip Bosco, Carl Lumbly, Tim Clark, Tom Hanks, Amy Madigan, Yumi Mizui, Sho Wada, Adam Arkin, Andy Garcia, Kevin Conway, James Kyson Lee, Albert McFadyen and George Takei.
To battle unemployment in 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 also is subjected to a storm of criticism for expanding the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming by accepting a gift of land secretly purchased by John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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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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