Ken Burns: The National Parks: America's Best Idea DVD & Blu-ray

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The National Parks tells the human history of five of the nation's most important and most heavily visited National Parks (Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Acadia, and Great Smoky Mountains) and the unforgettable Americans who made them possible.
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The National Parks tells the human history of five of the nation's most important and most heavily visited National Parks (Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Acadia, and Great Smoky Mountains) and the unforgettable Americans who made them possible.

2010 Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series directed and produced by Ken Burns.

Special Features:

Disc One - The Making of The National Parks

Disc Two - Capturing the Parks (A behind-the-scenes look at filming of The National Parks: America's Best Idea);

Disc Three - 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 Four - 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 Five - The National Parks: This Is America (Mini Documentary);

Disc Six - 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).

Producer: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 2009
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Writers: Dayton Duncan
Number of Discs: 6
Length: 720 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH);Spanish (SDH)
Language Track: English;Spanish
DVI: Y
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Ricahrd
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5.0 star rating
05/31/22
Always top quality
Review by Ricahrd on 05/31/22 review stating Always top quality
Hey, it's Ken Burns!! Great as can be aured!
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LOUIS
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5.0 star rating
05/23/22
Beautifully and professionally done. A
Review by LOUIS on 05/23/22 review stating Beautifully and professionally done. A
Beautifully and professionally done. A real keepsake. LDR
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Jeanne
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5.0 star rating
05/16/22
Our favorite
Review by Jeanne on 05/16/22 review stating Our favorite
We love to listen to this on road trips. It's very relaxing. Great way to de-stre and be inspired!
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MARY
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5.0 star rating
05/03/22
Quite an eye-opener!
Review by MARY on 05/03/22 review stating Quite an eye-opener!
This Ken Burns The National Parks: Americas Best Idea is totally different than what I expected. I had no idea what was involved to make these parks possible. Quite emotional material.....
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RUTHANNE
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5.0 star rating
04/07/22
The movie was great! We
Review by RUTHANNE on 04/07/22 review stating The movie was great! We
The movie was great! We just do not have a box to store it in. The plastic was broken when we opened the box.
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Joseph
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5.0 star rating
04/04/22
Wonderful
Review by Joseph on 04/04/22 review stating Wonderful
Wonderful
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Grandma35
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5.0 star rating
03/25/22
Absolutely fantastic beauty of U.S.Parks
Review by Grandma35 on 03/25/22 review stating Absolutely fantastic beauty of U.S.Parks
The history is wonderful and this enables me to see places of beauty and wonder that I would never be able to actually visit in person. The photography is absolutely superb!! Would recommend to anyone to buy.
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Beverly
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5.0 star rating
02/08/22
Love watching the DVDs on
Review by Beverly on 02/08/22 review stating Love watching the DVDs on
Love watching the DVDs on the national parks! Really enjoy the history of how they came about and the people that were involved. Very well put together.
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ANNE
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5.0 star rating
01/23/22
Was a gift for my
Review by ANNE on 01/23/22 review stating Was a gift for my
Was a gift for my son. Most like he will show clips of it in his visual classroom. It has been difficult teaching middle school social social studies during the pandemic. He has all of Ken Burns videos
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Valerie
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01/11/22
Loved it
Review by Valerie on 01/11/22 review stating Loved it
Loved it
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ANN
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4.0 star rating
01/09/22
Video was great.
Review by ANN on 01/09/22 review stating Video was great.
Video was great.
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DARLENE
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5.0 star rating
01/05/22
This was purchased as a
Review by DARLENE on 01/05/22 review stating This was purchased as a
This was purchased as a gift. My husband and I had seen this series on TV and have also visited all the national parks except for two in Alaska and one in our own state of Minnesota. It is excellent as are all of Ken Burns projects. The person who received the DVD was very pleased.
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Elizabeth
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12/28/21
Excellent!
Review by Elizabeth on 12/28/21 review stating Excellent!
Excellent!
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Gregory A.
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5.0 star rating
12/21/21
Excellent
Review by Gregory A. on 12/21/21 review stating Excellent
Excellent
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Henry
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11/24/21
The national parks
Review by Henry on 11/24/21 review stating The national parks
One of the best documentaries and soundtracks ever filmed. It is my favorite and would recommend it to everyone who wants to see the best example of democracy ever.
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Sharon
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10/29/21
They were informative, picturesque, and
Review by Sharon on 10/29/21 review stating They were informative, picturesque, and
They were informative, picturesque, and well put together.
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Stephen
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5.0 star rating
08/12/21
Magnificent
Review by Stephen on 08/12/21 review stating Magnificent
This series by Ken Burns is truly magnificent! Watching each episode made me feel as though I was being transported back in time, to see and experience the National Parks as they were meant to be, for the enjoyment of the people. This video set will certainly become a keepsake within my family for all to see, many times over. Thank you Ken Burns, for your unique way of telling a story while preserving history.
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Brig
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5.0 star rating
06/29/21
TV Series of Ken Burns Natl Parks
Review by Brig on 06/29/21 review stating TV Series of Ken Burns Natl Parks
Hello there, Editor, We watched the TV version of it - and we had visited the REAL parks in the past! Ken Burns is superb in presenting these American Beauties!! Thanks .........Brigitte from Berlin/Germany, now residing in SLC/UT
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Melissa
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5.0 star rating
01/12/21
Entertaining and Educational
Review by Melissa on 01/12/21 review stating Entertaining and Educational
As a full-time working nurse, part-time nurse practitioner student, and mommy of toddler twin boys, I rearranged my nightly routine JUST to be able to watch every episode of this when it was broadcasted. (Hopefully that is enough to tell you how amazing this series is!)
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Tigger
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07/17/20
Awesome
Review by Tigger on 07/17/20 review stating Awesome
One of the best shows created and Im honored to be able to experience it hats off to Mr Ken Burns

"…a strong candidate for the most beautiful program ever to air on American television." - Orlando Sentinel

"Absolutely riveting nature cinematography…think of it as Planet Earth featuring places you may actually go…" - Mark Kirby, GQ MAGAZINE

"….A twelve-hour, six-part feast of spectacular cinematography, archival photographs, and old-fashioned storytelling…." - Sue Halpern, CONDE NAST TRAVELER,

"It's a lavish production..." - Jonathan Storm, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"Better make those park reservations now. The country's most famous documentarian is hoping to do for the national parks what he did for its battlefields after the airing of his landmark PBS series "The Civil War"" - Martin Miller, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Majestic…" - Lisa de Moraes, WASHINGTON POST

"A brilliantly told tale…" - CAMPING LIFE MAGAZINE

"The National Parks, America's Best Idea" - which is scheduled to be shown over six nights on PBS in the fall - is stunning and restorative, like the parks themselves."" Timothy Egan, NEW YORK TIMES

"Burns hears America singing. He is a veritable Fourth of July parade humming in tribute to the philosophy of Thoreau, the idealism of Thomas Jefferson and the eye of Ansel Adams. The baby-faced filmmaker is a big brass band noodling the theme of democracy." - Joanne Ostrow, DENVER POST



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