Dayton DuncanWe're excited to announce that award-winning author and documentary filmmaker Dayton Duncan will speak about the National Park Service's founding at the Western Governors' Association 2016 Annual Meeting (June 12-14) in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Duncan, who wrote and produced The National Parks: America's Best Idea with legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, will deliver a multimedia keynote on June 12 as part of an opening-day session marking the centennial of the National Park Service.
Ten Western Governors will be on hand for the meeting hosted by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. Others include: WGA Vice Chair Steve Bullock of Montana, and Governors Doug Ducey (Arizona), John Hickenlooper (Colorado), C.L. "Butch" Otter (Idaho), Brian Sandoval (Nevada), Jack Dalrymple (North Dakota), Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres (Northern Mariana Islands), Dennis Daugaard (South Dakota) and Gary R. Herbert (Utah).
The National Parks is only one of many significant projects for Duncan and Burns, who also collaborated on the 12-hour series The West. Duncan's other credits include Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, a four-hour documentary that earned the second-highest ratings in the history of PBS, following The Civil War .
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