Monday, September 28, 2009

The National Parks - See It!

Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park
Image credit: Florentine Films
I get two channels on the new HDTV system (yes only 2),  and I made sure one of them was Channel 13.  PBS is just leagues ahead of everything network and cable tv offer, and WNET schedules it perfectly.  Ken Burns has done it again with his captivating documentary "The National Parks - America's Best Idea".  This is education.  This is a master class in our history.  This made me proud of the land I'm so lucky to be part of.

Yosemite Valley painted by Albert Bierstadt in 1868.  Most expensive painting ever sold in the U.S. still today! ($25,000 - a fortune in its time)
Image credit: Oakland Museum of Art

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