Adirondacks

The Adirondacks

Director: Tom Simon

Cast: Tom Simon, Russ Harris

     
 
The two-part PBS documentary special Adirondacks explores the massive, six million acre Adirondacks National Park throughout the year, with one portion devoted to each season. The program thus demonstrates how and why the upstate New York park beckons millions of tourists each year with its appeal in radically different climates. Taking as its thesis the notion

Overview

The two-part PBS documentary special Adirondacks explores the massive, six million acre Adirondacks National Park throughout the year, with one portion devoted to each season. The program thus demonstrates how and why the upstate New York park beckons millions of tourists each year with its appeal in radically different climates. Taking as its thesis the notion that the people of the region continue to impart it with a unique and special character, the miniseries hones in on some of the more colorful and region-specific residents of this geographic area, including an Olympic skier diligently training around Lake Placid, a craftsperson attempting to restore one of the Great Camps, and deejay Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio. The program also underscores the way in which many Adirondacks residents continually explore the connection between man and the landscape through their unique lifestyles, be they sports figures, hoteliers, painters, or any number of other varied workers.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
UPC:
0841887009140
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
60,747

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Adirondacks
1. Introduction [3:50]
2. Spring Essay/Rafting the Hudson [5:41]
3. Arts in the Adirondacks [4:55]
4. Paul Smith and His Legacy [6:04]
5. Carl Heilman-Wilderness Photographer [4:12]
6. Summer Essay/The Great Camps [10:15]
7. Adirondack Cuisine [5:29]
8. The Call of the Loon [5:43]
9. Fall Essay/Adirondack Style [8:46]
10. Old Forge/90 Miler [15:31]
11. Climb Every Mountain - the Forty-Sixers [7:31]
12. Wild Center [2:03]
13. Winter Essay/Sanitariums & Saranac Lake [7:09]
14. Lake Placid Olympics [7:28]
15. Logging [6:59]
16. Contested Terrain [9:07]
17. Wrap-Up/Credits [4:10]

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