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Oct. 20, 2009

Ken Burns’ National Parks: from Scenery to Science

by Karen A. Frenkel

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Part One

Ken Burns’ new series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea premiered on Public Television stations nationwide during the last week of September. By the end of the first episode, I immediately recognized that this opus differed from past works––Burns was tackling a history involving scientists, their passions, and their activism. I spoke with Burns about the motivation for the series, which he began to formulate ten years ago. Read more

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