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National Parks: America's Best Idea

The film is a human history set against the most stunning backdrop imaginable. The film works its way chronologically through the history of the national parks featuring characters -- some famous, most not, from every walk of life -- who dedicated their lives to insuring all could enjoy these places. The film explores how the national park system came to be and examines some -- but not all -- of how these majestic places came to be national parks.

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Monday, Sep 2, 2013 - 9:00 PM    "The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)" In 1851, word spreads of a beautiful area of California's Yosemite Valley that is attracting people who would exploit its scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to preserve it. Scottish-born John Muir champions protection. In 1864, Congress passes an act to reserve it for "public use, resort and recreation" and hands control to the state of California. Meanwhile in Wyoming territory, visitors are attracted to a landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulfur pits. Congress protects this land in 1872. But because it is in a territory, Yellowstone becomes America's first national park. Part 1 of 6 G
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Monday, Sep 2, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The Last Refuge (1890-1915)" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Going Home (1920-1933)" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Sep 6, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Great Nature (1933-1945)" (IDAHO)
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Saturday, Sep 7, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Apr 25, 2016 - 9:00 PM "The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 - 9:00 PM "The Last Refuge (1890-1915)" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 - 9:00 PM "The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 - 9:02 PM "Going Home (1920-1933)" (IDAHO)
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