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"The National Parks: America's Best Idea" The Empire of Grandeur: 1915-1919 (2009)

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The National Parks: America's Best Idea: Season 1: Episode 3 -- America boasts a dozen national parks as the park idea turns 50 years old. A millionaire businessman named Stephen Mather impulsively accepts the offer to oversee them for one year. Mather and his right-hand-man Horace Albright launch a campaign to publicize the parks as a unified system and to persuade Congress to create a single agency to oversee it: the National Park Service, established in 1916. Mount McKinley, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Acadia and Hawaii's volcanoes are set aside as national parks, but Mather's top priority is in Arizona. After a bitter fight, the Grand Canyon is designated a National Park in 1919.

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Writer:
Dayton Duncan (written by)
Original Air Date:
29 September 2009 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Plot:
America boasts a dozen national parks as the park idea turns 50 years old. A millionaire businessman... See more » | Add synopsis »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Shelton Johnson ... Himself - Park Ranger
William Cronon ... Himself - Historian
Kim Heacox ... Himself - Writer
Terry Tempest Williams ... Herself - Writer
Carl Pope ... Himself - Sierra Club
Dayton Duncan ... Himself - Writer
George Hartzog ... Himself - Former Park Service Director
Alfred Runte ... Himself - Historian
Gerard Baker ... Himself - Park Superintendent
Judith Goldstein ... Herself - Writer
Brad Washburn ... Himself - Explorer
Bill Brown ... Himself - Historian
Barbara Washburn ... Herself - Explorer
J.L. Crawford ... Himself - Former Ranger

Sam Waterston ... Reader (voice)

Adam Arkin ... Reader (voice)
Trina Carmody ... Reader (voice)
Murphy Guyer ... Reader (voice)

Derek Jacobi ... Reader (voice)

Josh Lucas ... Reader (voice)
Lee Stetson ... Reader (voice)

Philip Bosco ... Reader (voice)
Kevin Conway ... Reader (voice)

Tom Hanks ... Reader (voice)

John Lithgow ... Reader (voice)

Campbell Scott ... Reader (voice)

John Trudell ... Reader (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ken Burns 
 
Writing credits
Dayton Duncan (written by)

Produced by
Pam Tubridy Baucom .... coordinating producer
Ken Burns .... executive producer
Ken Burns .... producer
Dayton Duncan .... producer
Julie Dunfey .... co-producer
Karen Kenton .... producer
Jean Lane .... producer
David McMahon .... co-producer
Craig Mellish .... co-producer
Aileen Silverstone .... associate producer
Jeanne Sison .... producer
Susanna Steisel .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Ken Burns 
Lincoln Else 
Allen Moore 
Buddy Squires 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Barnes (supervising editor)
Erik Ewers 
 
Production Management
Dalton Delan .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elle Carriere .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mac Talmadge .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Michael Joseph Becker .... sound recordist
Eric Burge .... sound recordist
Erik Ewers .... dialogue editor
Meagan Frappiea .... assistant sound editor
Jim Gallup .... sound recordist
Ryan Gifford .... dialogue editor
John Haptas .... sound recordist
Dave Mast .... sound effects editor
Craig Mellish .... dialogue editor
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer
Chaz Newman .... sound recordist
John Osborne .... sound recordist
Rob Polhemus .... sound recordist (as Robert Polhemus)
Brian Roth .... voice over recording
Len Schmitz .... sound recordist
George Shafnaker .... sound recordist
Margaret Shepardson-Legere .... assistant sound editor
Rob Silverthorne .... sound recordist
Michael Suarez .... post-production sound
Michael Suarez .... sound
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
Lou Verrico .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nate Clapp .... assistant camera
Lincoln Else .... assistant camera
James Fitzgerald .... assistant camera
Dickey Galvin .... assistant camera
Garrett Guidera .... assistant camera
Roger Haydock .... assistant camera
Patrick Kelly .... assistant camera
Tracy Litwin .... assistant camera
Paul Marbury .... assistant camera
Antonio Rossi .... assistant camera (as Tony Rossi)
Anthony Savini .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Richard Rubin .... animator
Daniel J. White .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Paul Barnes .... supervising editor
Chris Beardsley .... technician: Arriscan
John Dowdell .... colorist
Ryan Gifford .... assistant editor
Peter Heady .... on-line editor
Craig Mellish .... additional editor
Richard Rubin .... apprentice editor
Daniel J. White .... assistant editor
Meagan Frappiea .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Cieri .... musician: piano
Matt Glaser .... musician: violin
Bobby Horton .... music arranger
Molly Mason .... musician: bass
Jacob Ribicoff .... music editor
Jacqueline Schwab .... musician: piano
Billy Shaw .... music engineer
Alan Stockwell .... music engineer
Jay Ungar .... musician: banjo
 
Other crew
Jeff Atkins .... production assistant
Gerard Baker .... advisor
Nevada Barr .... advisor
Pam Baucom .... research assistant
Christopher Bennett .... production assistant
Sarah Botstein .... advisor
Tony Brave .... production assistant
George Bristol .... advisor
Kirk Carapezza .... research assistant
Tim Clark .... advisor
Jerryne Cole .... advisor
Wallace Cole .... advisor
William Cronon .... advisor
Christopher Darling .... production team
Michael DePersio .... production assistant
Joe DePlasco .... publicist
Will Duncan .... production assistant
Tom Durant .... advisor
Linda Franklin .... research assistant
Christine French .... research assistant
Dennis Galvin .... advisor
Robert N. Gold .... legal services
Juanita Greene .... advisor
Kimberly Hamlin .... research assistant
Kim Heacox .... acting coach
Mike Hill .... research assistant
Craig Impink .... other crew
Shelton Johnson .... advisor
Patty Lawlor .... financial officer
William Leuchtenburg .... advisor
Nancy Lory .... research assistant
Beth Magura .... research assistant
Valerie Marcus .... legal services
Dave Mast .... technical director
Kyle McCafferty .... production assistant
Amber Montileaux .... production assistant
Sophie Moore .... production assistant
Joan Murphy .... research assistant
Josh Nelson .... production associate
Lynn Novick .... advisor
Kerstin Park-Labella .... production assistant
Alfred Runte .... advisor
Paul Schullery .... advisor
Susan Shumaker .... researcher
Tim Spitzer .... project manager
Darryl Thompson .... research assistant
David S. Thompson .... project director
Geoffrey C. Ward .... advisor
Lindsey Warren .... intern
Bernard Weisberger .... advisor
Alex Williams .... project manager
 
Thanks
Brad Washburn .... in memory of (as Bradford Washburn)
 

Series Crew
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Editorial Department
Erik Ewers .... additional editor
Ryan Gifford .... assistant editor
Craig Mellish .... additional editor
Margaret Shepardson-Legere .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Will Duncan .... composer: additional music
Will Duncan .... music: performer
 

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111 min
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