The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Filming of Ken Burns' PBS series
Filming of the new Ken Burns' film at Yosemite National Park.


More than six years in the making, Ken Burns' new film focuses on an uniquely American idea; national parks. Starting in the mid-1800s, with the birth of the conservation movement and the thought of preserving land for the American public, this six part series follows the creation of the parks and the National Park Service to the present day. Beginning September 27, 2009, the series will air on local PBS stations, showcasing the more than 390 Park Service sites and the people whose lives these special places have touched.
For more information, visit the PBS website at

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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