The National Parks: America's Best Idea
|December 16 2009|
The National Parks: America's Best Idea is a 2009 documentary film for television, DVD and companion book (ISBN 978-0307268969) by director/producer Ken Burns and producer/writer Dayton Duncan which features the United States National Park system and traces the system's history.
It began to air September 27, 2009. The film was previewed in a seven-minute segment at the end of the fourth episode of Burns's 2007 PBS documentary, The War.
Dayton Duncan, writer and producer of The National Parks, is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker. His nine other books include, with Ken Burns, Horatio’s Drive and Lewis & Clark. He has collaborated on all of Ken Burns’s films for twenty years as a writer, producer, and consultant. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.
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Disc 1: "The Making of The National Parks" (Includes Spanish Audio and Subtitles);
Disc 2: "Capturing the Parks" -A behind-the-scenes look at filming of The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Disc 3: Musical Journeys through the National Parks (National Parks Timeline, Peace at Last/ Across the Ocean, Horizons, Green Groves of Erin, The Shores of Ogygia, Teddy Bears' Picnic)
Disc 4: Outtakes (An Interview with Nevada Barr, author and former National Park Service ranger; and The Boss, the story of Frank Pinkley and Casa Grande. Narrated by Ken Burns);
Disc 5: The National Parks: This Is America (Mini Documentary, Includes Spanish Audio and Subtitles)
Disc 6: Contemporary Stories from America's National Parks (San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive, Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers, Mount Rushmore: Telling America's Stories, Manzanar: "Never Again," City Kids in National Parks, Includes Spanish Audio and Subtitles).
Browse the selection of video clips from the documentary, scenes that had to be cut, and untold stories of The National Parks.
Hardcover: 432 pages
The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War
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