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The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Full Episodes

The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

Investigate the efforts of Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and others to protect the land.

 Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.

Great Nature (1933-1945)

Great Nature (1933-1945)

National Parks now embrace the idea of America itself.

Going Home (1920-1933)

Going Home (1920-1933)

Encounter the growing numbers of visitors to the parks.

Clips

Mr. President Goes to Yellowstone

Mr. President Goes to Yellowstone

Explore Yellowstone National Park with President Obama and his family!

The National Parks: New Land

The National Parks: New Land

Dayton Duncan talks about seeing the lava flow in Hawaii

The National Parks: Great Nature

The National Parks: Great Nature

Obata discusses Nature and it's impact on his art

The National Parks: Yellowstone Gate

The National Parks: Yellowstone Gate

Ranger Shelton Johnson talks about the first time he arrived in Yellowstone

Previews

The National Parks | Preview

The National Parks | Preview

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Ken Burns rebroadcasts starting 4/25.

Canyon Song: National Park Experience

Canyon Song: National Park Experience

A Navajo family balances modern life with tradition. Credit: National Park Experience.