Ken Burns: The National Parks
Airs Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + PBS Video App
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Credit: R Lake [Public domain]
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–Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Breathtaking Series–
“Ken Burns: The National Parks” is a new special for PBS that celebrates one of the filmmaker’s most beautiful and beloved series, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA.
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 series is filled with incidents and characters as gripping and fascinating as American history has to offer.
Filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan vividly reveal behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the series, while engaging interviews with Park Ranger Shelton Johnson and cinematographer Buddy Squires provide additional background.
“Ken Burns: The National Parks” is also a story of the unforgettable Americans who made them possible.
People from every conceivable background — rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs — devoted themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in so doing reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.
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