National Parks: America’s Best Idea

The National Parks - America's Best IdeaTHE 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.


National Parks: America’s Best Idea




Theodore Roosevelt


Grand Canyon/Kirk




Park’s Protection


Schullery & Hartzog

Truman Everts


Everglades National Park


Hawaii’s New Land


Mark Twain


Robert Sterling Yard


Chiura Obata


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