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John Muir program - PBS

Postby DriveFly44 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:57 pm

I'm sure it has been posted here but just a reminder that the John Muir program is on tonight at 9:00 on PBS. Thought some of you might be interested.


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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby Shawn » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:22 pm

Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby njbeast » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:42 pm

Great program. Didn't realize the extent of time Muir spent in Martinez. I still find it amazing that so few people ever venture beyond the valley floor. I was last in Yosemite this February on my annual birthday trip for some cross country skiing. I could not believe how warm it was...shorts and a pullover on the valley floor...in February...two years ago I had to put my vehicle in 4 wheel drive low for the first time ever to get out of the valley.

Every time I venture there I think of Muir and then back to the first natives...it must have been amazing. I spent some time with an Ohlone indian in the park who showed me how to knap flint and obsidian arrow heads as had his ancestors...pretty cool stuff.
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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby oldranger » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:07 pm

I was surprised to see that they had kevlar canoes back when Muir visited Alaska! ;)

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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby LMBSGV » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:37 pm

It was a nice program. But they left out or ignored a lot of facts that would have helped the narrative without taking any more time. Such as, Muir went to Canada to dodge the draft in the Civil War, the name of the family that helped him in Florida when he had malaria (the Hodgsons - Muir kept in touch and even visited them years later), he spent that first summer in the Sierra as a shepherd, James Hutchings hired him to run the mill in Yosemite and that he built his house below Yosemite Falls, Joseph LeConte Sr., was the geologist who first supported the glaciation theory, Louie told Muir to go to Alaska after their engagement, the campfire where Robert Underwood Johnson and Muir discussed making Yosemite a National Park was at Soda Springs in Tuolumne Meadows not on a river in a forest, the extent of the libelous and slanderous personal attacks by O'Shaughnessy and other Hetch Hetchy supporters, Marion Randall Parsons name as his secretary, and Muir dying in Los Angeles while visiting daughter Helen.
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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby maverick » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:56 pm

I'm sorry I missed it, but it will probably be on again, but I do wonder why they left out
some of the important facts LMBSGV mentioned.
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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby DriveFly44 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:18 pm

Good points LMBSGV. I had read about some of the facts you mentioned not being included or altered (think there was an article in the sf chronicle about it).

Anyway.....Mav, I got you covered. Click below to watch the program.

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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby maverick » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:35 pm

Thanks Drivefly44, but I see its coming on at 9:32 pm tonight, and Wed.
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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby ERIC » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:12 pm

oldranger wrote:I was surprised to see that they had kevlar canoes back when Muir visited Alaska! ;)

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hahah!! I made nearly the same comment to my wife!

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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby Baffman » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:15 am

Thanks for that link Drivefly44.
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Re: John Muir program - PBS

Postby gdurkee » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:49 am

That was also the legendary Ostrander Ski Hut ranger, Howard Weamer, playing the older Muir in the last part of the program. Type casting... . Howard also did his PhD on Muir many years ago.

It seems to be available for streaming from PBS. My wife found it there a few days ago.

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