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May 13, 20008. A new documentary that explores the unique character of the Adirondacks premieres on public television stations nationwide this Wednesday, May 14, at 9 pm. The two-hour film, which was created with contributions from North Country Public Radio, features many regional personalities, including the stations Adirondack Bureau Chief, Brian Mann.
In The Adirondacks, the story of the Adirondacks is told through a series of distinct perspectives on its past, present and future. The program explores this remarkable region and reveals a delicate and dynamic relationship between progress and preservation.
The Adirondack Park sprawls across six million acres. Bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Park combined, it is by far the largest park in the lower 48 states. Yet it is the only one on the continent in which large human populations live and whose land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts. This patchwork pattern of land ownership has created an utterly unique place.
North Country Public Radios Adirondack Bureau was created in 1999 and is based in Saranac Lake. NCPR Bureau Chief Brian Manns award-winning reports on the area are heard on the stations regional news programs, and regularly on National Public Radio. Brian Mann reporter archive.