National parks on PBS
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Jeff Patrick
(callmeammo) - F

Locale: Sacramento
National parks on PBS on 10/04/2009 15:08:57 MDT Print View

Is anybody watching this series? Its on right now and its pretty exciting.

The current episode is showing this couple or family that is hitting there 12th national park at the moment.
I read about this series in Backpacker.

These guys did this in the '30s. Just makes me feel good about the world. There are 58 national parks now. Anybody been to them all?

Kier Selinsky
(Kieran) - F

Locale: Seattle, WA
Re: National parks on PBS on 10/04/2009 15:59:12 MDT Print View

yeah def a great series. i dvr'd them and am about to watch the last one now.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: National parks on PBS on 10/04/2009 16:57:21 MDT Print View

I saw all but the first two. I hadn't realized that is was going to be so focused on the people behind establishing the parks (Muir, Roosenvelt(s), Mathers, Albright, etc.), but that was interesting. Also interesting was the shift from roads and tourism to conservatism.
Tom

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
National Parks on PBS on 10/04/2009 18:52:06 MDT Print View

Its been a wonderful series. I enjoy it cause it puts faces to names and honors those people who did so much for the establishment of the parks.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
National parks on PBS on 10/04/2009 19:09:53 MDT Print View

I had read it wasn't a video tour of the parks, but more of a story about the backstories. I've been really pleased, it very good. Kind of surprising in a way, so many of the parks came into existence because one person obsessed about a place they loved.

Justin McMinn
(akajut) - F

Locale: Central Oklahoma
Re: National parks on PBS on 10/05/2009 09:23:40 MDT Print View

You can watch the full episodes online until Friday (10-09)

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

Scott Bentz
(scottbentz) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Hetch Hetchy on 10/05/2009 14:57:25 MDT Print View

I don't want to get into a debate about Hetch Hetchy, however, the photos they had of that valley were quite stunning. I guess a lot of the waterfalls are now under water. I would imagine if the valley had not been dammed the John Muir Trail would have had to pass through that valley also.

Edited by scottbentz on 10/05/2009 14:57:55 MDT.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Ken Burns National Park Series on 10/05/2009 22:38:49 MDT Print View

I just started watching it and I think it's amazing. To me, it's worth ordering the DVD (something I would usually never say). In a day and age where attention spans are short and sound bytes are more prized than anything substantive, I greatly value his in-depth works. Well done again Ken!