When it comes to excellence on television nothing compares to PBS. Starting Sunday, September 27th and continuing over several nights America’s national parks will come to life. In many parts of the country the films will repeated on the same evening. For example in Madison, Wisconsin the two hour film that starts at 8:00 P.M will be aired for a second time starting at 10:00 P.M.
Filmed over the course of more than six years in 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 documentary is nonetheless a story of 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. It is a story of struggle and conflict, high ideals and crass opportunism, stirring adventure and enduring inspiration — set against breathtaking backdrops.