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The national parks [DVD videorecording] : America's best idea / a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.

Contributor(s): Burns, Ken, 1953- | Coyote, Peter [nrt] | Duncan, Dayton | Florentine Films | WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) | Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) | PBS Home Video | Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [United States] : Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009Description: 6 videodiscs (750 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1415749515; 9781415749517; 0793694876; 9780793694877.Subject(s): United States. National Park Service -- History | National parks and reserves -- United States -- History | Nature conservation -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Video recordings for people with visual disabilities. | Documentary television programs.DDC classification: 973 LOC classification: E160 | .N385 2009
Contents:
[Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- [Disc 3] Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- [Disc 4] Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- [Disc 5] Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- [Disc 6] Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980).
Production Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes, Craig Mellish, Erik Ewers.
Narrator: Peter Coyote.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.
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Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.

Special features: Making of ; capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look ; musical journeys through the parks ; outtakes: an interview with Nevada Barr & "The Boss" ; mini-documentary: The National Parks: This is America ; contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films.

[Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- [Disc 3] Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- [Disc 4] Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- [Disc 5] Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- [Disc 6] Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980).

Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes, Craig Mellish, Erik Ewers.

Narrator: Peter Coyote.

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.

Not rated.

DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1.

Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired.

English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.

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