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  • National Parks: America's Best Idea

THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA | George Melendez Wright | PBS

Duration: 03:55
Program: National Parks: America's Best Idea
Broadcast Date: Sep. 27, 2009

George Melendez Wright was the first person in history to propose and conduct a survey of wildlife and plantlife conditions in America's parks, resulting in landmark reports that led to the protection of natural species throughout the park system. This clip from Ken Burns's newest film, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA, premiering Sunday-Friday, September 27-October 2, 2009, at 8 pm ET/PT, introduces Wright and shares his vision for the national parks.

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Post Date: August 1, 2009