The National Parks

The Park Idea

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 23s

Over a montage of images of the country's most spectacular landscapes, writer Dayton Duncan talks about the notion that is at the heart of the park idea: namely that the people own the land. The magnificent views of mountains, waterfalls and canyons belong not to an exclusive few, but to everyone and this is what makes it a truly democratic idea.

Aired: 05/24/09

Rating: NR

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