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The National Parks | A Ken Burns Film

THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is a six-episode series produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan and written by Dayton Duncan. Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska - THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

Voters will decide education Bond Act this Fall

Voters in New York will decide in November whether the state should borrow $2 billion dollars for new technology including I-Pads in school classrooms.  Teachers and school administrators who ...

Students make incremental progress on Common Core math tests, but scores are flat on English exams

New York’s school children made incremental progress in math scores but no gains in English tests in the second year of Common Core related exams. Education officials say overall, only around one t...

POV Documentary Blog

Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: The Truth Outside the Frame

We're in the thick of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Ken Burns's seven-part PBS series, but what I want to address here is what's not on the screen.

Ken Burns on “The Ken Burns Effect” (and the 8 Effects He Actually Uses)

"I have saved millions of bar mitzvahs and weddings and vacations," say Burns, whose seven-part series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, begins Sunday on PBS.

American Masters

The Boomer List: Film Outtakes: Women and Power

Three powerful baby boomer women --- journalist Maria Shriver, playwright Eve Ensler, and historian Julieanna Richardson --- speak about their personal lives and the place of women in society in ou...

The Boomer List: Filmmaker Interview with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Please view the original post to see the video. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders began his career as a photographer and The Boomer List is the latest in the list series which he calls his "portraiture c...

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