This wonderful series by Ken Burns shows some breathtaking vistas from America's national parks, but really it is a story of these parks, and how they came to be designated as National Parks. Having come from another country to the U.S. I fell in love with the beauty of this country in part through my visits to the National Parks. The majestic sequoias in Yosemite to the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. I felt so fortunate to be able to gaze upon these vistas, and have … more
I was born in East Amherst, NY...lived there for 13 years before moving to Vadnais Heights, MN. I spend 5 years in MN, decided it was too darn cold there and ventured onto college in Phoenix, AZ at Arizona … more
About this movie
The National Parks(six episodes, twelve hours) 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. Set against some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, each park’s story is filled with incidents and characters as gripping and fascinating as American history has to offer. Woven into the series will also be a broader, evolving story of the very idea of National Parks, as uniquely an American concept as jazz, baseball, and the Declaration of Independence as well as the expanding, constantly changing National Parks system (encompassing stories from other parks) and the growing role they all have come to play in our nation's sense of itself, its past, and its future.