Season 25, Episode 2 John Muir in the New World

First Aired: April 18, 2011

Profiling Sierra Club founder John Muir (1838 to 1914), who's often called America's first environmentalist. Narrated by Jane Alexander, the documentary features readings from his journals and articles; remarks from environmental historians, scholars and former Sierra Club president Allison Chin; and includes reenactments that were filmed in Yosemite; the Sierra Nevada; Alaska; Wisconsin; and Alhambra Valley, Cal.

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  • Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)

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