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National Parks: America's Best Idea Previous Broadcasts

The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) (Episode #106H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

A stubborn iconoclast fights a lonely battle on behalf of a species nearly everyone hates; America's "Last Frontier" becomes a testing ground for the future of the park idea; and in unprecedented numbers, American families create unforgettable memories, passing on a love of the parks to the next generation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 22, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Great Nature (1933-1945) (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 1, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

In the midst of an economic catastrophe and then a world war, the national parks provide a source of much-needed jobs and then much-needed peace; the park idea changes to include new places and new ways of thinking; and in Wyoming, battle lines are drawn along the front of the Teton Range.

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