Season 22, Episode 1 Civilian Conservation Corps

First Aired: November 2, 2009

The story of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a Depression-era program introduced and championed by President Franklin Roosevelt that worked on two levels: providing employment to those in need of work and restoring America's natural resources, improving the nation's fields, forests and parks, planting trees, building flood barriers, fighting fires and maintaining roads and trails. Included: archival footage; interviews with CCC veterans.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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