The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Posted on | September 24, 2009 | No Comments


Death Valley National Park. Source: National Park Service

The first of Ken Burns’ six part series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, premieres on PBS Sunday at 8pm Eastern and Pacific time.

Bill Maher remarked not long ago on his HBO show Real Time something to the effect that most of the people seen in National Parks were foreigners. He may have said Europeans. Either way, there’s some truth to that and it attests to the good taste of those foreigners. If you haven’t been to your nearest national park, go. Foreigners will tell you what a great country you have.


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