The history of the U.S. National Parks from the first park to the expansion across 150 years. Starring Peter Coyote, William Cronon, and Dayton Duncan.
This series is brilliant. We follow the history of the U.S. National Parks as the first, Yosemite, was created by the people who realized the benefits of the country that surrounds us. This is one of Ken Burns’ best miniseries. We hear from the people who helped create the parks, those charged with protecting the parks, and everyone in between. We learn from the writings and historical accounts of those who realized the potential of protecting these lands, from John Muir to Theodore Roosevelt. These parks, especially those that protect lands, allow people from the cities to truly experience what we the country folk love. This land is wonderful, and it is a place of awe. Burns does a wonderful job bringing that to life. This miniseries is worth a watch.