WNED-TV History

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Special | 55m 28s

To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted’s efforts to preserve nature created an “environmental ethic” decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, and compelling commentary this film presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life.

Aired: 06/19/14

Rating: TV-G

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