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Title The national parks [videorecording] : America's best idea / a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns ; WETA.

Imprint [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    333.783 NAT    Available
Description 6 videodiscs (ca. 12 hr., 30 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Video description for the visually impaired.
Special features: Disc 1. "The making of The national parks: America's best idea" behind-the-scenes tour. Disc 2. "Capturing the parks" Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and crew on location. Disc 3. Musical journeys through the national parks. Disc 4. An interview with Nevada Barr; "The Boss". Disc 5. "The national parks: this is America" mini-documentary. Disc 6. "Contemporary stories from America's national parks" series of five short films.
Contents Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980).
Credits Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes, Craig Mellish, Erik Ewers.
Performer Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Event Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Subject United States. National Park Service -- History.
National parks and reserves -- United States -- History.
Nature conservation -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Added Author Duncan, Dayton Producer. Screenwriter.
Burns, Ken, 1953- Cinematographer. Producer. Director.
Coyote, Peter Narrator.
Florentine Films
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Scripture of nature.
Last refuge.
Empire of grandeur.
Going home.
Great nature.
Morning of creation.
ISBN 1415749515
1415752265 (complete set)
9781415752265 (complete set)
Standard No. 097368944442
Music No. NPAB600 PBS Home Video
89444 PBS Home Video

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