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Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best IdeaClosed Captioning

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The national parks spring from an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most precious portions of the land should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone, for all time. Here are the stories of those magnificent places and the unforgettable people who kept them from destruction - stories of struggle and conflict, stirring adventure and enduring inspiration, set against a backdrop of stunning beauty and grandeur. The National Parks: America’s Best idea, a six-part documentary series from acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, is a breathtaking journey through the nation’s most spectacular landscapes and a celebration of the people - famous and unknown - who fought to save them for future generations to treasure.

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Standard definition?!?! This was shot, and is airing, in HD! Why in the world is it only being offered in standard definition... at $10 per episode!

Ken Burns is a National Treasure Along with our National Parks

In 1872 the United States Government created the first National Park on the globe: Yellowstone National Park. "The Scripture of Nature" tells the history of Yellowstone and the inspiration for a National Parks system that sprung out of the collection of "artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and tourists" that found beauty and worth in the stunning natural world of Yosemite in California and Yellowstone in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. John Muir was inspired by the majesty of the American landscape and became the voice for the preservation of our spectacular wilderness. Ken Burns series on the National Parks is ever so timely as cynicism seems to be our new national voice. I highly recommend this series of documentaries and am convinced that those who pay attention to Burns' films will come away changed and inspired.
Ken Burns is an American treasure. My son and I were fortunate to meet him and thank him for the amazing work he has done to bring history to the forefront of public consciousness. We are lucky to have him and his art.

National Parks

Absolutely stunning photography, and good music. Content is a bit stale though. Incredibly overpriced as well.

Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
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  • SD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Sep 27, 2009
  • CCin English

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