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The Greatest Good - A Forest Service Centennial

This documentary tells the history of the U.S. Forest Service. Created in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot, the… read more

This documentary tells the history of the U.S. Forest Service. Created in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot, the service sought to conserve disappearing natural resources but make them available in a sustainable way for logging, grazing, and mineral extraction. The film title comes from Pinchot’s mission statement for the new service, “where conflicting interests must be reconciled, the question shall always be decided from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.” Narrated by Charles Osgood, the film includes contrasting viewpoints and explores the persistent tension between conservation, preservation, and public use. close

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The Greatest Good - A Forest Service Centennial

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Program ID:
511070-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 24, 2021 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 26, 2021 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Apr 24, 2021 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 25, 2021 | 3:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 26, 2021 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3