The National Parks: America's Best Idea

  • 2009
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A sumptuously filmed documentary series that explores the origins of America's national parks, from their genesis in the mid-1800s to the present. It features archival photographs, personal memories, more than 40 interviews and gorgeous cinematography of such locales as Acadia, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone.

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Season 1 Episode Guide

The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

Season 1, Episode 6

October 2, 2009

Great Nature (1933-1945)

Season 1, Episode 5

October 1, 2009

Going Home (1920-1933)

Season 1, Episode 4

September 30, 2009

The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)

Season 1, Episode 3

September 29, 2009

The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

Season 1, Episode 2

September 28, 2009

The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)

Season 1, Episode 1

September 27, 2009

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  • Premiered: September 27, 2009
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A sumptuously filmed documentary series that explores the origins of America's national parks, from their genesis in the mid-1800s to the present. It features archival photographs, personal memories, more than 40 interviews and gorgeous cinematography of s… (more)

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