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Broadcast Premiere of New Yellowstone Geology Film Set for September 8

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Date: September 1, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2009   09-070
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Broadcast Premiere Of New Yellowstone Geology Film Set For September 8

A spectacular new film on the geology of Yellowstone National Park will soon be coming to living rooms nationwide.

Yellowstone: Land to Life reveals how powerful geologic forces from fire to ice have combined to create a unique landscape which supports an abundant variety of life.

The 18-minute film is set to make its nationwide broadcast debut on PBS on Tuesday evening, September 8.

The film uses breathtaking photography and a lush original score to share the wonder and majesty of a place which continues to inspire awe in millions of visitors year after year.

"We are excited that this dynamic story of the ever-changing nature of Yellowstone will soon be shared with television audiences across the nation," said Superintendent Suzanne Lewis. "This would not have been possible without the Yellowstone Association’s continuing, generous, financial support for projects we identify as park priorities."

The Yellowstone Association is the nonprofit cooperating association which has supported the park’s interpretive and educational programs since 1933.

Yellowstone: Land to Life debuted earlier this summer at the Canyon Visitor Education Center where it is shown hourly for park visitors. It is the first film shown in Yellowstone that is fully accessible to visitors with hearing and visual disabilities. When shown in the amphitheater, it can also be heard in the visitors’ choice of English, Spanish, French, German, or Japanese.

Additional information on the film including local channel information and broadcast times is available on the PBS web site at http://www.pbs.org/yellowstone/.

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Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.