Ken Burns and the National Parks

(Denali National Park)
I can’t wait to watch Ken Burns’ new documentary about the National Parks. I heard him speak at PBS press day during the summer and I was overwhelmed by his eloquence. Burns and his filmmaking partner nearly brought me to tears talking about their personal experiences in national parks.

Speaking of eloquence, one of the subjects of the 6 hour documentary is a Yellowstone National Park ranger, Shelton Johnson, who speaks poetically about his admiration for the wildness of nature. I love people who are passionate about their jobs and he is definitely in love with his. He said he felt privileged to live in one of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth.

The clips I’ve seen of the show so far were definitely beautiful. I hope the rest is as amazing.

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