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Gifford Pinchot's Vision

Clip: Season 27 Episode 4 | 2m 35s

At the turn of the 20th century, Gifford Pinchot was the nation’s preeminent forester. When his good friend, Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, the two men created plans and programs for protecting America’s forests. "The Big Burn" premieres February 3 on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 02/03/15

Rating: NR

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