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April 21, 2009 Burns aids effort to make nature appeal to kids Filmmaker Ken Burns will introduce his latest epic, about America's national parks, during an all-day conference in San Francisco on Wednesday that aims to inspire gadget-oriented city kids and minorities to give nature a chance.
April 21, 2009 Diversity and National Parks On the eve of Earth Day, we talk with filmmaker Ken Burns and other participants in this week's Parks for All Conference in San Francisco. The conference explores the role of our diverse population in the creation and protection of America's national parks. The first episode of Burns' six-part series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" airs September 27, 2009 on PBS. San Francisco, CA
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April 20, 2009 Ken Burns Tells Kitsap Kids: Get Off the Computer and Head for the Hills Ken Burns, the historical filmmaker who was on Bainbridge Island on Sunday, had this message for young people: Stop texting and Twittering — just for a moment — and go enjoy a national park. Seattle, WA
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April 20, 2009 Ken Burns previews new film in Seattle Documentary film maker Ken Burns, creator of "The Civil War," is releasing a new series, "National Parks: America's Best Idea." Burns told KIRO Radio's Dave Ross, "National Parks" isn't a travel diary or nature film, but a true story of people with stars you've heard of: the Roosevelts, John Muir, and John D. Rockefeller.
April 19, 2009 Kids' activities, Rainier tales and a Seattle visit from Ken Burns Washington's dreary spring has made it tough to enjoy the outdoors, but Olympic National Park and parks nationwide are celebrating National Parks Week through next Sunday with special events. Seattle, WA
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April 4, 2009 National parks in Kansas to hold "I, Too, am America" contest All five national parks in Kansas are sponsoring the "I, Too, Am America" student contest. The contest is an outgrowth of the Ken Burns PBS series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea". The six-part, 12-hour series is scheduled to air on PBS stations nationwide this September. Both the contest and series are supported with grants from the National Park Foundation and Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Topeka, KS
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April 2, 2009 Think with Krys Boyd When you think of documentary filmmaking, whose name leaps to mind? We'll spend this hour with acclaimed film maker Ken Burns whose past films - "The War," "Baseball," "Jazz," "The Civil War," etc.- are among the most-watched documentaries ever made. Burns is in town to speak at the Brinker International Forum this evening. His latest film, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," premieres next fall on PBS. Dallas, TX
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March 31, 2009 Ken Burns turns his focus to national parks and will be part of a Dallas forum Tuesday Burns’ upcoming documentary series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, may be his most elaborate project yet. Set to air in the fall on PBS stations including KERA/Channel 13, it’s a six-part, 12-hour series that looks at the history of America’s national parks. Burns and writer/co-producer Dayton Duncan spent more than six years working on the film, visiting all 58 national parks. Dallas, TX
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March 31, 2009 Point of Contact: Ken Burns Our Q&A with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who will be in Dallas to speak at the Brinker International Forum. Dallas, TX
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March 26, 2009 Seeing a nation in its landscape Whether the subject matter is the Civil War, World War II, baseball, jazz, race or Thomas Jefferson, the question that animates filmmaker Ken Burns’ documentaries is always “Who are we?”
March 21, 2009 Ventura County Star: Thousands attend outdoor screening History “is a place where we can all gather,” filmmaker Ken Burns noted Thursday evening during an interview in an old saloon. So, too, are our national parks, the subject of Burns’ next opus that will air this fall on PBS. Burns and about 2,000 people gathered for an outdoor “sneak preview” of his film “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” at Paramount Ranch south of Agoura Hills. The place explained the saloon, part of a Western town set on ... Provo, UT
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March 15, 2009 Ventura County Star: New Ken Burns film series explores America's national parks Ken Burns frames that dry enemy called history in fresh, entertaining poses and makes it so seductive that you want to find the nearest time portal to jump back there with him. For what only seems an eternity, his film lens has focused on Americana, its might and its warts, its glories and shames, its epic moments and subtle cultural shifts. “I’ve been curious about how our country works,” Burns said simply of his life’s work during a recent interview ... AL
WNJN / Adams National Historical Park
February 2, 2009 Associated Press: America's Best Idea' brings parks to the screen YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Before the national forests were designated, before the interstates were even a glimmer in the mind's eye, Congress started making national parks. Their creation, Ken Burns relates in his latest blockbuster documentary, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," was a triumph of democracy. It secured forever and for everyone some of the continent's natural jewels – Yellowstone's otherworldly geysers, Yosemite's granite towers, the Grand Canyon's endless depths.
September 7, 2008 LA Times: Ken Burns turns his lens on the trees The documentarian films 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' and finds a rare occasion to relax in Montana's wilderness.
Glacier National Park
September 3, 2008 LA Times: Ken Burns on vacation/location at Glacier National Park The documentarian films 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' and finds a rare occasion to relax in Montana's wilderness.
July 15, 2008 NY Times: Ken Burns To Document the Nation's Parks A new documentary by the filmmaker Ken Burns, detailing the history of America's national parks, is scheduled to run in fall 2009 on PBS, The Associated Press reported.
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