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Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 8:00pm
Nature: Life in Death Valley
It is a visual wonderland, where imposing mountains rise almost two vertical miles above sprawling salt flats, and canyons are painted in strokes of blue, pink, violet and green from sunrise to sunset. This is Death Valley, one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Nowhere else is a landscape so exquisite yet brutal. Ironically, it is water that has shaped this super-arid home of true survivors. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 10:30pm
Crown of the Continent: Alaska's Wrangell - St. Elias
Filmmaker John Grabowska explores Alaska's visually spectacular region of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, which includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers, the greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet, along with a dramatic valleys, wild rivers and a variety of wildlife. more stories like this

Monday, September 7, 2009 at 10:00pm
Wild River: The Colorado
Follow the Colorado River from its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park through Utah's Westwater Canyon; the national parks of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef and Zion; the fragile beauty and rapids of the Grand Canyon; and into Mexico. The film is set to classical music by some of the world's greatest composers and is narrated by Joseph Campanella. more stories like this

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 8:00pm
Great Lodges of the National Parks
This two-part program is a fascinating tour of America's national parks and their charming historic lodges. The episodes take viewers to the edge of a volcano in Hawaii, to the Alaskan wilderness, to the rugged mountain peaks and pristine lakes of the Rockies, to Grand Teton, to the Olympic peninsula and to an oasis of hospitality in California's Death Valley. more stories like this

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:00pm
Wallace Stegner
A portrait of Wallace Stegner. He was many things: teacher, historian and environmentalist but, above all, Wallace Stegner was a writer. Considered by many to be the "Dean" of western writers, he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and non-fiction author, with more than 30 full-length works and countless essays addressing the landscape, humankind's footprint and the evolution of a region and nation. more stories like this

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 10:00pm
The Mystery of George Masa
A chronicle of George Masa, a Japanese immigrant who became well known in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina as a photographer, hiker and explorer. Masa, who was instrumental in the founding of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the mapping and building of the Appalachian Trail, left a cloudy memory due to his mysterious past, his untimely death, and the passage of time. Until now. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:00pm
Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway
The story of twelve motorists who took a 5,000-mile epic road trip before there were gas stations and fully paved roads. In 1920, the inaugural tour of the Park-to-Park Highway connected all twelve National Parks in the West. Only the rich could afford travel to the National Parks, but the inaugural tour opened the door for the "everyman," with his newly affordable automobile, to visit them as well. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:00pm
Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway
The story of twelve motorists who took a 5,000-mile epic road trip before there were gas stations and fully paved roads. In 1920, the inaugural tour of the Park-to-Park Highway connected all twelve National Parks in the West. Only the rich could afford travel to the National Parks, but the inaugural tour opened the door for the "everyman," with his newly affordable automobile, to visit them as well. more info | more stories like this