Great Nature (1933-1945)

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The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

The series finale covers the years 1946-80.

120 min.

A message from Ken Burns

A message from Ken Burns

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Grand Canyon, Floating the River

Grand Canyon, Floating the River

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Park Ranger Shelton Johnson

Park Ranger Shelton Johnson

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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The Creation of Yosemite National Park

The Creation of Yosemite National Park

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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The Work of the Civilian Conservation Corp

The Work of the Civilian Conservation Corp

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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The years 1933-45 are recalled. Included: the Civilian Conservation Corps are created during the Depression to undertake renovation projects in the national parks; NPS biologist George Melendez Wright pushes to reform the NPS's wildlife policies.

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