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The national parks [videorecording (DVD)] : America's best idea
The national parks [videorecording (DVD)] : America's best idea
Publication Information:
[United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.
Physical Description:
6 videodiscs (750 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
[Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- [Disc 3] Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- [Disc 4] Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- [Disc 5] Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- [Disc 6] Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980).
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
Video disc
General Note:
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.