G0oUBMJsWakD6U8F6zZjeg.jpg

Antiques Roadshow

Start watching
cYWAg84-show-poster2x3-LpD4fIm.jpg

Finding Your Roots

Start watching
hYD8A32-show-poster2x3-WZIiyi9.jpg

PBS NewsHour

Start watching
ED6PSZP-show-poster2x3-Ve6hmZh.jpg

NOVA

Start watching
6HWbNHN-show-poster2x3-c7tgE2Y.png

Artbound

Start watching
Membership Card
Support PBS SoCal by becoming a member today.
Other Ways to Give Card
Learn about the many ways to support PBS SoCal.
Connect with Our Team Card
Contact our Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams.
The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)
Access to this video is a benefit for members through
The National Parks

The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)

In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California’s Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land’s scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir, for whom protecting the land becomes a spiritual calling.

Read more
Support Provided By
Full Episodes
Mezzanine_856.jpg
Episode
1:55:42
The National Parks

Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.
Mezzanine_088.jpg
Episode
1:55:41
The National Parks

Great Nature (1933-1945)

Learn about the changes to the national parks during the Great Depression and World War II
mezzanine_327.jpg
Episode
1:56:43
The National Parks

Going Home (1920-1933)

Encounter the growing numbers of visitors to the parks.
mezzanine_695.jpg
Episode
1:52:33
The National Parks

The Empire Of Grandeur (1915-1919)

Learn about the federal agency created to protect the parks.
mezzanine_739.jpg
Episode
2:13:24
The National Parks

The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

Investigate the efforts of Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and others to protect the land.
Active loading indicator