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Smithsonian Channel preps “National Parks” special

The U.S. cable net will mark the National Park Service's centennial with the one-hour special America's National Parks at 100, airing on August 28.
July 27, 2016

The Smithsonian Channel is marking the National Park Service’s centennial with the one-hour special America’s National Parks at 100.

Produced and written by Dan Wolf, the special goes beyond well-known parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Canyon to look at the backstories of some of the more than 400 places managed by the Park Service, such as Arizona’s Petrified Forest, Crater Lake in Oregon and California’s Channel Islands.

In addition to overseeing parks for preservation and scientific inquiry, the Service protects historic sites such as the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg and Antietam. The doc also features interviews with forensic anthropologists that analyze the remains of soldiers.

America’s National Parks at 100 airs on August 28 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

Joy Galane and David Royle are exec producing for Smithsonian Channel.

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