Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
- 1 Season
The National Parks - America's Best Idea is a documentary film series that was filmed in 2009, discussing many of the national parks in the United States. Ken Burns served as the director and producer of the series. The National Parks - America's Best Idea is a series that goes in-depth featuring many of America's famous national parks, starting with Yosemite and Yellowstone in California and Wyoming, respectively. The series addresses how the parks were first created and goes further in discussion when also talking about how president Theodore Roosevelt was able to use his powers to start establishing other national parks as well. Other things discussed during the course of the series include how society impacts the parks on an environmental and geographical basis by visiting all the time, as well as any damage that has been caused by sometimes having too many visitors over the years. There was multiple guest stars lending their voices as well, including Tom Hanks, George Takei and Andy Garcia. This documentary film series was narrated by Peter Coyote for all of its episodes. Dayton Duncan also served as a co-producer and director for the series as well.