Book Discussion on The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Ken Burns talked about next film, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, which would premier on PBS in the fall of 2009. He… read more

Ken Burns talked about next film, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, which would premier on PBS in the fall of 2009. He discussed the people, ideas, circumstances, and events that led to the creation of the first national park and the national parks system. Following his remarks he responded to audience members' questions. 

Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years, including The Brooklyn Bridge, The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz. close

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Book Discussion on The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Feb 21, 2009
Last Aired:
Jul 4, 2009

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  • Feb 21, 2009 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 21, 2009 | 11:27pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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