Frederick Law Olmsted designed New York City's Central Park with Calvert Vaux over 150 years ago, and it remains an undisputed haven of tranquility amidst one of the largest, tallest, and most unnatural places on earth. This film examines the creation of America's great city parks in the late 1800s through the enigmatic eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary urban planner and landscape architect. In his own words, Olmsted and America's Urban Parks weaves together Olmsted's engaging and poignant personal story with those of the lasting masterpieces he left for us today, featuring Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline as the voice of Frederick Law Olmsted.
Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
A weekly outdoors/nature series focusing on the incredible diversity of wildlife, scenic locations and fascinating characters that make Texas unique.
Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska - “The National Parks: America's Best Idea” is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.
Great Old Amusement Parks is a 1999 PBS television documentary by Rick Sebak of WQED Pittsburgh.
J.D. Scott visits America's best amusement parks in pursuit of thrills, chills... and funnel cake. Follow along as he joins theme park enthusiasts on some of the wildest roller coasters, the wettest water slides and the most extreme attractions in the country.
The US National Parks have some of the most iconic landscapes in the U.S. But there is also an underwater side to explore!
In 19872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law our nation's first National Park, Yellowstone. The purpose was to preserve the breathtaking scenery and the wildlife within the historic lanscape. Since then, other significant pieces of land and sea have been designated as National Parks, in hopes to conserve the ecology, geology, and beauty of our amber plains., rugged mountain ranges, and salty shores in this spectacular collection of majestic beauty - like you have never seen before!