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The Resource The national parks, : America's best idea, Episode five, Great nature (1933-1945), a Florentine Films production ; produced in association with WETA Washington, D. C. ; National Films Project, LLC. ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

The national parks, : America's best idea, Episode five, Great nature (1933-1945), a Florentine Films production ; produced in association with WETA Washington, D. C. ; National Films Project, LLC. ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Label
The national parks, : America's best idea, Episode five, Great nature (1933-1945)
Title
The national parks,
Title remainder
America's best idea
Title number
Episode five
Title part
Great nature (1933-1945)
Statement of responsibility
a Florentine Films production ; produced in association with WETA Washington, D. C. ; National Films Project, LLC. ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Title variation
  • America's best idea
  • Great nature (1933-1945)
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
To battle unemployment during the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a "golden age" for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers widespread abuses of animal habitats and pushes the service to reform its wildlife policies. Congress narrowly passes a bill to protect the Everglades in Florida as a national park -- the first time a park has been created solely to preserve an ecosystem, as opposed to scenic beauty. As America becomes entrenched in World War II, Roosevelt is pressured to open the parks to mining, grazing and lumbering. The president is also subjected to a storm of criticism for expanding Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming by accepting a gift of land secretly purchased by John D. Rockefeller, Jr
Cataloging source
VPW
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Episode editor, Erik Ewers ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns
Dewey number
333.782160973
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English or Spanish dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles ; Closed-captioned; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired
LC call number
E160
LC item number
.N385 2009
PerformerNote
Narrator: Peter Coyote ; voices, Philip Bosco, Tim Clark, Tom Hanks, Amy Madigan, Yumi Mizui, Kevin Conway, Andy Garcia, James Kyson Lee, Albert McFadyen and George Takei
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1975-
  • 1937-
  • 1892-1979
  • 1898 or 1899-1965
  • 1862-1931
  • 1904-1936
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Duncan, Dayton
  • Burns, Ken
  • Coyote, Peter.
  • Bosco, Philip
  • Clark, Tim
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Madigan, Amy
  • Mizui, Yumi
  • Conway, Kevin
  • Garcia, Andy
  • Lee, James Kyson
  • McFadyen, Albert
  • Takei, George
  • Matsushita, Iwao
  • Matsushita, Hanaye
  • Baker, Gerard
  • Kephart, Horace
  • Obata, Chiura
  • Wright, George M.
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • The National Parks Film Project, LLC
Runtime
158
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obata, Chiura
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Wright, George M.
  • Rockefeller, John D.
  • Matsushita, Iwao
  • Matsushita, Hanaye
  • United States
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • National parks and reserves
  • Nature conservation
  • Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
  • Everglades National Park (Fla.)
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Technique
live action
Label
The national parks, : America's best idea, Episode five, Great nature (1933-1945), a Florentine Films production ; produced in association with WETA Washington, D. C. ; National Films Project, LLC. ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast in 2009 as an episode of the public television documentary series
  • Disc five of a six disc set
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The idea of America itself -- Good hygiene for civilization -- Land by the gallon -- Building human happiness -- Redefining beauty -- The old curmudgeon -- Holy mountain -- A wilderness park -- The sudden burst of Pearl Harbor -- One weeps for Wyoming -- My country, 'Tis of thee' -- Credits
Control code
1308689
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 158 min.)
Isbn
9781415749517
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368944442
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • 89444
  • NPAB600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1308689
  • (OCoLC)449835571
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The national parks, : America's best idea, Episode five, Great nature (1933-1945), a Florentine Films production ; produced in association with WETA Washington, D. C. ; National Films Project, LLC. ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast in 2009 as an episode of the public television documentary series
  • Disc five of a six disc set
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The idea of America itself -- Good hygiene for civilization -- Land by the gallon -- Building human happiness -- Redefining beauty -- The old curmudgeon -- Holy mountain -- A wilderness park -- The sudden burst of Pearl Harbor -- One weeps for Wyoming -- My country, 'Tis of thee' -- Credits
Control code
1308689
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 158 min.)
Isbn
9781415749517
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368944442
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • 89444
  • NPAB600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1308689
  • (OCoLC)449835571
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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