The National Parks: America's Best Idea is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. As such, it follows in the tradition of Burns's exploration of other American inventions, such as baseball and jazz.Visit The National Parks Website
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Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.
A behind the scenes tour of the new Ken Burns series starting this September 27th at 8/7c.
A behind the scenes tour of the new Ken Burns series airing this September.
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Watch never before seen footage of the First Family's trip to Yellowstone last summer.
Ranger Shelton Johnson talks about winter in Yellowstone Park
George Melendez Wright changed how the Park Service preserved wildlife.
Terry Tempest Williams talks about what the Grand Tetons mean to her
Obata discusses Nature and it's impact on his art
Pres. Teddy Roosevelt travels to Yosemite and camps with John Muir.
Dayton Duncan talks about seeing the lava flow in Hawaii
Ranger Gerard Baker talks about Parks being real America
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Airs Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
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Airs Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Airs Monday, September 2, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
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