Item Details

Print View

The Adirondacks [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
On six million acres in upstate New York, the Adirondack Park is by far the largest park in the lower 48 states - larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined. Yet it is the only park on the continent in which land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts, creating a pattern of ownership that maintains a delicate relationship between progress and preservation. Through the perspectives of several passionate characters, this program explores the history, seasonal landscape, and current state of the Adirondacks.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
120 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 and up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 23, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Introduction: The Adirondacks (1:21)
  • Sponsors: The Adirondacks (0:51)
  • The Adirondacks Experiment (1:27)
  • Spring in the Adirondacks (1:30)
  • The Hudson River's History (2:28)
  • Relaxing in the Adirondacks (1:53)
  • Art in the Adirondacks (2:52)
  • Artists of the Adirondacks (2:02)
  • City Folk Rush the Adirondacks (1:47)
  • Paul Smith (2:44)
  • Smith's Legacy (1:32)
  • Panorama of the Adirondacks (2:54)
  • Photographing for the Spiritual Moment (1:19)
  • Summer in the Adirondacks (2:04)
  • Adirondack Great Camps (2:07)
  • Vanderbilt Family Refuge (2:19)
  • Keeping Magical Summer Memories (1:29)
  • Restoration Project (2:15)
  • A Great Camp Today (2:39)
  • Family Farm (2:48)
  • Iconic Loon (2:41)
  • Loon-Catching Expedition (3:05)
  • Fall in the Adirondacks (1:11)
  • Adirondack Rustic Style (3:31)
  • Adirondack Museum (2:08)
  • The Adirondack Fair (1:52)
  • Old Forge Hardware Store (2:52)
  • The 90-Miler Canoe Race (1:58)
  • Race Day (3:54)
  • Adirondack Guide Boat (2:28)
  • Race Day 3 (3:04)
  • Adirondackers Are Tough (1:12)
  • Hiking the Adirondacks (2:28)
  • Leave No Child Inside (1:18)
  • Hiking All 46 High Peaks (3:44)
  • Natural History Museum (2:05)
  • Winter in the Adirondacks (1:17)
  • Celebrating Winter Heritage (2:10)
  • Recovering From TB (2:11)
  • Saranac Lake Optimism (1:35)
  • Lake Placid: Winter Playground (3:21)
  • The 1980 Olympics (2:20)
  • The Olympic Legacy (1:48)
  • Logging in the Adirondacks (2:09)
  • Protecting the Adirondacks (2:35)
  • Current Logging Industry (2:21)
  • Contested Terrain (1:58)
  • Adirondack Park Agency (1:43)
  • Adirondack Club and Resort (3:40)
  • Vision of the Adirondacks as Coexistence (1:46)
  • The Future of the Adirondacks (2:24)
  • Additional Resources & Credits: The Adirondacks (1:56)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2008.
Publisher no.
44363 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View

Availability