National Parks: America's Best Idea

The Empire Of Grandeur (1915-1919)

Season 1, Episode 3 of 6

The conservation movement pushes the government to establish one agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director seeks to protect the Grand Canyon from commercial interests and establish it as a national park.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
10/3/2009
3:30 p.m.
2/10/2010
9 p.m.
2/11/2010
1 a.m.
9/4/2013
9 p.m.
9/5/2013
2 a.m.
9/5/2013
1 p.m.
4/27/2016
9 p.m.
4/28/2016
3 a.m.
5/3/2016
1 p.m.
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