Don’t know about anybody else, but I’m looking forward to this weekend’s premiere of Ken Burns’ latest documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.
The six-part series, which starts this Sunday night on PBS stations everywhere, was filmed over the course of six years in wildly diverse locations ranging from the seemingly endless river of grass that is the Florida Everglades to the frozen fjords of Alaska. Along the way Burns and writer/producer Dayton Duncan chronicle the birth and development of the uniquely American notion that these extraordinary places—now totaling 58 national parks and 333 national monuments and historic sites—should be preserved and protected for future generations to enjoy.
The downside, [...]
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