Douglas Brinkley on the Roosevelts and the National Parks

Yosemite Falls, shown in May 2011
Danh says he hopes his images will help viewers "become a part of this land." Above, Yosemite Falls, shown in May 2011.
Courtesy of Binh Danh

We mark today's centennial of the National Park Service with a talk by historian Douglas Brinkley, who has written books about the two presidents he thinks have had the biggest impact on conservation in America: Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR said, "there's nothing more American than the National Parks."

Douglas Brinkley is author of "Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America" and "The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America." He spoke May 3, 2016 at the Clinton School of Public Service in Arkansas.

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