Series
The MacNeil/Lehrer Report
Episode
Tall Grass Prairies
Episode
Preservation of Tall Grass Prairies
Producing Organization
NewsHour Productions
Contributing Organization
National Records and Archives Administration (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/507-jm23b5x31t
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Description
This episode features a discussion on the preservation of the tall grass prairies in the Midwest. Included are guests Larry Wagner and Bill House interviewed by Robert MacNeil. Wagner is part of a preservation of group that advocates to preserve the tall grass prairies, of which only 1% remains, most of it in the Flint Hills of Kansas. The prairies are part of a larger, delicate ecosystem that include endangered animals and native wildflowers. Some people wanted the federal government to designate these lands as a national park, advocated by Wagner, because they see a danger in the future with overgrazing and technological developments in farming techniques. Bill House raises cattle in Kansas on prairie land, and his land is in danger of being taken by the federal government if they were to designate a national park. House believes himself, other ranchers, and local organizations are more equipped to be stewards of the land than the federal government.
Created
1976-08-20
Genres
Interview
Topics
Environment
Nature
Animals
Agriculture
Politics and Government
Rights
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Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Host: MacNeil, Robert, 1931-
Producing Organization: NewsHour Productions
AAPB Contributor Holdings
National Records and Archives Administration
Identifier: 96247 (NARA catalog identifier)
Format: 2 inch videotape
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Citations
Chicago: “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report; Tall Grass Prairies; Preservation of Tall Grass Prairies,” 1976-08-20, National Records and Archives Administration, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 19, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_507-jm23b5x31t.
MLA: “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report; Tall Grass Prairies; Preservation of Tall Grass Prairies.” 1976-08-20. National Records and Archives Administration, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 19, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_507-jm23b5x31t>.
APA: The MacNeil/Lehrer Report; Tall Grass Prairies; Preservation of Tall Grass Prairies. Boston, MA: National Records and Archives Administration, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_507-jm23b5x31t