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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tonight on The National Parks: The fight to protect The Olympic Mountains

A quick television alert for readers: Ken Burns' majestic documentary series, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, continues tonight, and will feature stories about Washington State's National Parks.

The Battle for Olympic National Park” tells the story of conservationists' efforts to turn Mount Olympus National Monument into a national park, and convince President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that the Peninsula's valuable ecosystem, encompassing the mountain range and its temperate rainforests, should be protected for future generations to enjoy.

"Iwao and Hanaye Masushita and Their Holy Mountain" tells the story of two Japanese Americans who created the Seattle Camera Club after emigrating from Japan. The pair visited Mount Rainier some one hundred and ninety times during the 1930s before their lives were turned upside down by the onset of World War II.

Tune in tonight at 8 PM on PBS to catch some great historical footage of two our state's incredibly beautiful National Parks.


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