10 Questions for Ken Burns

His documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea debuts Sept. 27 on PBS. Ken Burns will now take your questions

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Ken Burns

Which national park is your favorite?

Tim Worden


It's like your children--you'd be a bad parent if you had favorites. But Yosemite gave me one of the most powerful experiences I've ever had--really rearranged my molecules.

Of all the places you've filmed in our national parks, which spot takes your breath away?

Heather Neighbors Thompson


It's hard. They're so varied. You go from the Everglades to the Hawaii Volcanoes to the Gates of the Arctic to Acadia National Park. I just took my youngest daughter to Arches National Park, and I thought I was on another...

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