John Muir

John Muir in the New World

Outtakes: The Alaskan Expedition

Hear stories from one of John Muir’s expeditions in Alaska with his colleage and companion S. Hall Young, including a tale of Muir’s rescue of Young during a very near brush with death in these outtakes from the documentary John Muir in the New World. John Muir in the New World airs April 18 at […]

John Muir in the New World

Timeline of John Muir’s Life

This chronology of Muir’s life plots a history of his travels, career in writing, conservation efforts, and political victories for the National Parks. See many of these moments reenacted in John Muir in the New World airing Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Earth Day (4/22) and John Muir Day (4/21).

John Muir in the New World

Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Catherine Tatge

Catherine Tatge, the Director/Producer/Writer of American Masters John Muir in the New World, discusses how she used reenactments to provide the visual elements needed to communicate the power of Muir’s story, casting the part of Muir, and why Muir is an American Master. CATHERINE TATGE:  I knew who John Muir was but I didn’t know […]

John Muir in the New World

Read a Biographical Essay, John Muir: Nature’s Witness

Read a short biography of John Muir’s travels in the Americas and learn about the luminaries that paved the way for his philosophies of naturalism and preservation. John Muir in the New World airs April 18 on PBS (check local listings).

John Muir in the New World

About the Documentary Film

This documentary delves into John Muir’s life with reenactments throughout the majestic landscapes he visited: Wisconsin, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra Valley of California, and the glaciers of Alaska. This Scottish American is remembered as the father of the environmental movement. John Muir in the New World airs nationally Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).