“National Parks” Writer Dayton Duncan

The National Parks: America's Best Idea co-producer Dayton Duncan

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea co-producer Dayton Duncan

The new PBS film series “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” enjoyed its world premiere at the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride Colorado.  Festival attendees had the opportunity to see all 6 episodes of this 12-hour Ken Burns documentary on the big screen. Not at all once but over three days. As you can imagine the film lived up to expectations. The most beautiful landscapes of North America were the perfect backdrop to portray the history of our wonderful National Parks.

Though Ken Burns’ reputation as a filmmaker is well known, little do most realize his documentary film franchise has a literary silent partner. Dayton Duncan is the writer and co-producer of The National Parks film series. And while Burns shows us images of these wild and scenic places it’s Duncan who tells us their stories.

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I’m a freelance journalist that specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and practices of sustainable living.