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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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Saturday, Sep 7, 2013 - 9:00 PM    "The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)" Visitation to the parks reaches 62 million people annually in the years following World War II. A $1 billion campaign builds facilities and infrastructure to accommodate the visitors. Biologist Alfred Murie introduces the notion that predatory animals deserve the same protection as other wildlife in the parks. Unspoiled islands in Biscayne Bay become a national monument. President Jimmy Carter sets aside 56 million acres in Alaska. Wolves are re-established in Yellowstone. Part 6 of 6 G
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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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Friday, Apr 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM "Great Nature (1933-1945)" (IDAHO)
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Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 - 3:00 AM "The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)" (IDAHO)
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Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 - 9:00 PM "The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)" (IDAHO)
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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 1:00 AM "The Last Refuge (1890-1915)" (IDAHO)
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:00 AM "The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)" (IDAHO)
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