- Number of Discs: 6
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 29 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: October 6, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Pbs Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: The Making of The National Parks
- Capturing the Parks: A Behind the Scenes Look
- Musical Journeys Through The National Parks
- Outtakes: An Interview with Nevada Barr & "The Boss"
- The National Parks: This Is America, Mini Documentary
- Contemporary Stories from America's National Parks: Series of Five Short Films
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This sumptuously filmed documentary series from Ken Burns explores the origins of America's national parks, from their genesis in the mid-1800s to the present. It features archival photographs, personal memories, more than 40 interviews, and gorgeous cinematography of such locales as Acadia, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone.
THE NATIONAL PARKS is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone. The series traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them.
American History |
National Parks |