Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ken Burns-National Parks

Ken Burns Documentary on American National Parks begins this evening on PBS. This is a must see.

Premieres Sunday, September, 27 at 8pm et/7pm ct.

The NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is a six-episode series directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan. Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

Full episodes are availbale online at

More interative material on American National Parks is also available online with PBS.


  1. Thanks for posting this! I'm gonna have to set my DVR to record this. Chris is such a huge fan of our National Parks (probably more so than me!). We even own that little "National Parks Passport" booklet that you get stamped at each park you visit! We haven't been to many, but they're all so spectacular in their own unique ways!

    Can't wait until my kiddos get just a tad bigger so that they can enjoy the beauty.

  2. Val, I think this is a miniseries that comes on all week!