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THE NATIONAL PARKS

Great Nature (1933-1945)

  • Aired: 09/06/2013
  • 01:53:41
  • Expires: 09/21/2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
To battle unemployment in 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.
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Great Nature (1933-1945)
Great Nature (1933-1945)
Learn about the changes to the national parks during the Great Depression and World War II
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Major funding is provided by General Motors, Evelyn & Walter Haas,Jr. Fund, CPB; Bank of America; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Park Foundation, Inc; PBS; National Park Foundation; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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