Ken Burns: The National Parks: America's Best Idea - AV Item

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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

"…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