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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.

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The National Parks

PBS Previews

A behind the scenes tour of the new Ken Burns series starting this September 27th at 8/7c.

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The National Parks

PBS Previews

A behind the scenes tour of the new Ken Burns series airing this September.

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The National Parks: An Introduction

Introductory clip from THE NATIONAL PARKS: America's Best Idea, a film by Ken Burns.

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Mr. President Goes to Yellowstone

Watch never before seen footage of the First Family's trip to Yellowstone last summer.

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The National Parks: Grand Tetons

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

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The National Parks: New Land

Dayton Duncan talks about seeing the lava flow in Hawaii

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Great Nature (1933-1945) - Preview

Airs Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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Going Home (1920-1933) - Preview

Airs Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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