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  • Moonshine River

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    S 24 : Ep 1 - 9/30/12

    Thefamily travels to New York City in search of Bart's long-lost love Mary Spucklerwho he wants to reconnect with since she has left Springfield and her hillbilly family there to reinvent herself in the big apple. Lisa and Marge look forward to experiencing all the city has to offer but when they realize their budget won't allow a Broadway play they settle for the free "Shakespeare In the Park" which doesn't go as planned.

  • The Ned-liest Catch

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    S 22 : Ep 22 - 5/22/11

    After saving Ms. Krabappel's life, Ned Flanders and Edna start dating. Things go well until Ned is shocked to find out about all the men Ms. Krabappel dated, including Moe, Lenny, Comic Book Guy, and Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer. Afterward, Homer tries to convince Ned not to let Edna's past get in the way of a potential relationship between them.moreless
  • The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 10/2/09

    As the parks enter the current era, they embrace modern principles of environmentalism rather than the simple preservation of scenic localities. At the same time, a booming post-war nation makes use of the National Parks in staggering numbers - placing more stress on the growing system than ever before.moreless
  • Great Nature (1933-1945)

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/1/09

    The Great Depression proves to have an unexpected benefit for the National Parks as Franklin Roosevelt's Civilian Conservations Corps makes substantial improvements to the park system. The National Park Service begins to emphasize ecosystem preservation, something that drives the creation of Florida's Everglades National Park.moreless
  • Going Home (1920-1933)

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 9/30/09

    Park Service Director Stephen Mather sees the possibilities of motor traffic for increasing the use of the park system and installs many more roadways within their boundaries. The Grand Tetons of Wyoming and the Great Smoky Mountains are among the newest areas to be designated as National Parks.moreless
  • The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/29/09

    As questions arise of how the National Parks should function, the National Park Service is created to uniformly administer America's park system and to seek out and protect new areas of intrinsic worth.moreless
  • The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/28/09

    A conservationist movement grows and due to the efforts of the newly-formed Audubon Society and Sierra Club, Congress finally begins to pass Federal laws designating what people can and can not do in National Parks.moreless
  • The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/27/09

    Transplanted Scotsman John Muir documents the beauty of what is now known as Yosemite National Park and the United States makes the first efforts to protect this area and Yellowstone for all citizens to enjoy.moreless
  • A Necessary War

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/23/07

    The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese forces the United States into World War II; thousands of Japanese immigrants, and Japanese born Americans are put into internment camps.
  • Lights, Camera, Action / Basketball Babysitter

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    S 1 : Ep 24 - 2/16/05

    "Lights, Camera, Action"

    Ken Burns pays a visit to the class of Emily Elizabeth and her friends, explaining that he's at work on a documentary about pets. He's been invited as a guest to the class because the class project is for everyone to group into teams and make their own documentaries. Emily Elizabeth, Nina and Shun get their first turn with the class video camera and decide to make a video about the people in their neighborhood. They get so caught up in the roles of cameraperson, producer and interviewer that are assigned to them that at first they have trouble creating a meaningful documentary.

    "Basketball Babysitter"

    Evan receives tickets from Coach Harris to go see a basketball game featuring his favorite player --- Alan Houston. Once at the game, he gets to actually meet Alan Houston, but then is asked to watch over Houston's little daughter Remie and her puppy, Hoops. Evan is glad to do it, but finds it very hard to concentrate on the game. Still, he finds it worth it in the end.moreless

  • War is All Hell (1865)

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 9/27/90

    The war rushes to a conclusion as Sherman cuts the South in half and obliterates its supply lines and Grant chases Robert E. Lee's famous Army of Northern Virginia to the point of eventual surrender at Appomattox.moreless
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865)

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 9/27/90

    The nation faces the tragedy of Lincoln's assassination and the war's implications for human rights and the power of the federal vs. state government. The long road to reconstruction is planned, and in conclusion, the surviving veterans of North and South come together in remembrance fifty years later - an event captured on early motion picture film.moreless
  • Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864)

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 9/26/90

    Grant and Lee match wits and forces in a number of engagements - from "Wilderness" to a stalemate at Petersburg, Virginia. Lincoln worries that the prolonged war will destroy his chances of re-election, but General Sherman begins a string of successes marching through Georgia.moreless
  • Most Hallowed Ground (1864)

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 9/26/90

    At a time when many in the North fear the war can't be won outright, Lincoln must defeat one of his own failed generals in the 1864 presidential election. Finally, the Union's superiority in men and materials begins to destroy the Confederacy's ability to make war and ruins the South's chances of victory or independence.moreless
  • Simply Murder (1863)

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 9/25/90

    Continuing losses to the South and opposition to the ending of slavery within his own party make Lincoln's presidency increasingly unpopular. Lee presses his advantage and prepares to attack in the North again.moreless
  • The Universe of Battle (1863)

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 9/25/90

    The story of the precarious Union victory at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Lincoln's later address at the scene of the battle. Also chronicled are battles deep in the South and social unrest in the North.moreless
  • A Very Bloody Affair (1862)

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/24/90

    The war initially goes badly for the North - McClellan fails in Virginia, ironclad ships change the nature of conflict on the waters for all time, Europe flirts with allying with the South after adverse pressure on cotton prices from the Confederate States of America, and a bloody stalemate ensues at Shiloh in Tennessee.moreless
  • Forever Free (1862)

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/24/90

    General Lee and Stonewall Jackson outwit superior Union forces and advance into Maryland, Antietam leads to extremely heavy losses on both sides, and despite heavy political opposition, Lincoln decides to issue a proclamation abolishing slavery in all territories of the United States.moreless
  • The Cause (1861)

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/23/90

    The build-up to war between the North and South, including disputes over slavery, State's rights, and the protests and compromises of the 1800s that finally led to armed conflict in 1861. The war begins and the first battles are chronicled.moreless