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The National Parks

The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)

1:50:32Expires: 09/21/13

n the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916.

Episodes of The National Parks6

Video thumbnail: The National Parks  Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

The National Parks

Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.

1:53:40

Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks Going Home (1920-1933)

The National Parks

Going Home (1920-1933)

Encounter the growing numbers of visitors to the parks.

1:57:24

Going Home (1920-1933)

1:57:24

Video thumbnail: The National Parks Great Nature (1933-1945)

The National Parks

Great Nature (1933-1945)

National Parks now embrace the idea of America itself.

1:53:38

Great Nature (1933-1945)

1:53:38

Video thumbnail: The National Parks The Empire Of Grandeur (1915-1919)

The National Parks

The Empire Of Grandeur (1915-1919)

Learn about the federal agency created to protect the parks.

1:53:15

The Empire Of Grandeur (1915-1919)

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks Mr. President Goes to Yellowstone

The National Parks

Mr. President Goes to Yellowstone

Explore Yellowstone National Park with President Obama and his family!

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Mr. President Goes to Yellowstone

11:48

Video thumbnail: The National Parks The National Parks:  Muir and Roosevelt

The National Parks

The National Parks: Muir and Roosevelt

Pres. Teddy Roosevelt travels to Yosemite and camps with John Muir.

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The National Parks: Muir and Roosevelt

11:41

Video thumbnail: The National Parks The National Parks: George Melendez Wright

The National Parks

The National Parks: George Melendez Wright

George Melendez Wright changed how the Park Service preserved wildlife.

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The National Parks: George Melendez Wright

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks The National Parks: Grand Tetons

The National Parks

The National Parks: Grand Tetons

Terry Tempest Williams talks about what the Grand Tetons mean to her

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The National Parks: Grand Tetons

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks The National Parks: Great Nature

The National Parks

The National Parks: Great Nature

Obata discusses Nature and it's impact on his art

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The National Parks: Great Nature

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks The National Parks: New Land

The National Parks

The National Parks: New Land

Dayton Duncan talks about seeing the lava flow in Hawaii

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The National Parks: New Land

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks The National Parks: Ranger Baker

The National Parks

The National Parks: Ranger Baker

Ranger Gerard Baker talks about Parks being real America

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The National Parks: Ranger Baker

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks The National Parks: TR and Grand Canyon

The National Parks

The National Parks: TR and Grand Canyon

Pres. Teddy Roosevelt travels to the Grand Canyon

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The National Parks: TR and Grand Canyon

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks Canyon Song: National Park Experience

The National Parks

Canyon Song: National Park Experience

A Navajo family balances modern life with tradition. Credit: National Park Experience.

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Canyon Song: National Park Experience

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks Going Home (1920-1933) - Preview

The National Parks

Going Home (1920-1933) - Preview

THE NATIONAL PARKS: America's Best Idea rebroadcasts April 25-30 on PBS!

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Going Home (1920-1933) - Preview

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks Great Nature (1933-1945) - Preview

The National Parks

Great Nature (1933-1945) - Preview

THE NATIONAL PARKS: America's Best Idea rebroadcasts April 25-30 on PBS!

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Great Nature (1933-1945) - Preview

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Video thumbnail: The National Parks The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919) - Preview

The National Parks

The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919) - Preview

THE NATIONAL PARKS: America's Best Idea rebroadcasts April 25-30 on PBS!

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The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919) - Preview

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