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.
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
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Writers: Dayton Duncan
Number of Discs: 6
Length: 720 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH);Spanish (SDH)
Language Track: English;Spanish
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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