Ken Burns has it right when he calls our National Parks "America's best idea."
And after six years of filming, Ken Burns' s documentary will air on most PBS stations beginning Sunday night.
Filmed over the course of six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales, from Arcadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Flordia to the Gates of the Artic in Alaska - The National Parks: America's Best Idea is nonetheless the story of people: people from every conceivable background... who were willing to save some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.
Our national park system, which had preserved some of our most beautiful lands for posterity, is a signal American acheivement. And Scenic America is proud of our own commitment to preserving the scenic resources of our national parks and public lands.