Benjamin Harrison: The president as conservationist

Benjamin Harrison was the first U.S. president to use his position to try to save a species, the fur seal. He also set aside more than 13 million acres of forest reserves. This episode looks at the roots of conservation as a presidential responsibility. Michelle Krowl of the Library of Congress, Alexandra Petri of The Washington Post and Will Gartshore of the World Wildlife Fund guest star.

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