Ken Burns turns his attention to the creation and purpose of America’s National Parks. National Parks: America’s Best Idea is a human history set against the most stunning backdrop imaginable, working its way chronologically through the history of the national parks featuring characters— some famous, most not, and from every walk of life— who dedicated their lives to insuring all could enjoy these places

Tonight: In the midst of economic disaster and then a world war, the national parks provide jobs and then peace; the park idea changes to include new places and new ways of thinking; in Wyoming, battle lines are drawn along the front of the Teton Range.

Go there tonight at 6pm on WGBX 44