The national parks. Episode six, The morning of creation (1946-1980) [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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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.
general note
Disc six of a six disc set.
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.
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.
Narrator: Peter Coyote ; voices, Adam Arkin, Carl Lumbly, Murphy Guyer, Philip Bosco, John Lithgow, Lee Stetson, Eli Wallach.
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.
language note
Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired.
English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
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target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1.

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