Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The National Parks and Monuments of the United States are America's gifts to herself. The millions of acres that have been set aside guarantee that there will always be wild places for those alive today, and for future generations. This program is part of a series that showcases some of the treasures in this unique American legacy that benefits humans, as well as the flora and fauna of these special places. This volume takes the viewer to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. Centuries of erosion by the river's flow have carved a place in the rocks that renders all sense of scale meaningless. It is a place so vast that "grand" can only begin to describe its reaches. The program does its best to capture the immensity of the canyon, as well as to recount its geological and human history through films, photographs, personal accounts, and expert commentary.