The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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PBS (ended 2009)

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The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Ken Burns and his documentary team spent almost ten years producing this series of programs that detail the history of the United States' National Park System. Though filled with scenes of the majestic beauty of the lands, the broadcasts are also about the people who created the parks - men and women who identified the value of National Parks and who continue to refine their mission and operations to meet the changing needs of new generations of Americans.
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    Documentary, Science

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    wildlife habitat, life in the outdoors, cultural institutions, educational goals, History