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Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sun, 4th Oct '09 10:04 PM


For what it's worth, I would just like to mention that Ken Burns documentary on the parks was one of the best.

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Sun, 4th Oct '09 10:11 PM

It is spectacular, to say the least. I'm sure re-broadcasts on PBS will occur for awhile.
Must see TV.

Bigbird  (Level: 236.2 - Posts: 3300)
Sun, 4th Oct '09 10:57 PM

I'm glad I recorded them all, cause I have to admit I kept falling asleep on them in real-time. I'm generally a big Burns fan. I loved his film on the Shakers. The Civil War was a wonderful series. I even liked Baseball (and I'm definitely NOT a sports fan).

I've been to a great many of the National Parks. It is the type of vacation that I enjoy most. Our Utah vacation ranks high up there among the trips we've taken. But I found the National Park series to be ponderous. The tone never varied. The photography was awesome, but I think it was not his best work. Probably blasphemous to voice this view, but that's how I felt.

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 4th Oct '09 11:04 PM

Have them recorded. Haven't seen one yet. Looking forward to it. We now have an HD TV; too fantastic.

M48ortal  (Level: 248.2 - Posts: 3734)
Mon, 5th Oct '09 10:36 AM

Would love to see it. I retired in 2001, but these post-retirement jobs are what allow me to save enough to travel. When I re-retire, we plan to expand outward even more.

Oogie54  (Level: 198.9 - Posts: 1120)
Mon, 5th Oct '09 11:09 AM

By coincidence the series on Chaco Canyon was aired the night before Sun and I visited there, and the same with our Grand Canyon trip this past week. It was cool to watch the programs and then see the places in person.

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Mon, 5th Oct '09 11:04 PM

"America's Best Idea"...I agree with the theme. It certainly enhanced our visit...which was fantastic. I am going to watch them all in preparation of seeing them all!


Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Tue, 6th Oct '09 3:39 AM

Yes it was. I 'll be glad when PBS repeats it.

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