Saving the Bay
Bay in the Balance (1960 - Present) (#104)
In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom and the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape. [56 minutes]
Series Description: Narrated by Robert Redford, this award-winning documentary explores one of America's greatest natural resources - San Francisco Bay. Shot in high definition, SAVING THE BAY consists of four one-hour episodes focusing on the geological, cultural, and developmental history of San Francisco Bay and the larger northern California watershed, from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Farallon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The series explores the Bay's evolution, how it was almost lost to development, and plans for the future, including wetland restoration, increased public access, and balancing the often competing needs of a fragile ecosystem that is the centerpiece of a major urban area. SAVING THE BAY also tells the story of three women who rallied an entire region to save San Francisco Bay from becoming little more than a river, an inspirational example of how ordinary citizens can have an impact on protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
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These episodes of Saving the Bay aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Bay in the Balance (1960 - Present) (#104)
- Miracle Workers (1906 - 1959) (#103)
- Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906) (#102)
- Marvel of Nature (Prehistory-1848) (#101)