Highlights 9/27 to 10/3 … Ken Burns' National Parks

The astonishing beauty of Yosemite Valley and the geyser wonderland of Yellowstone give birth to the idea of creating national parks for the enjoyment of everyone on National Parks: America’s Best Idea Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Find out how Theodore Roosevelt became one of the national parks’ greatest champions on National Parks: America’s Best Idea Monday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Many agree that the vast beauty of Arizona’s Grand Canyon is unrivaled by any other natural wonder on earth, others could take it or leave it. See what happens when these opposing parties meet and duke it out over the fate of the grandest canyon on earth Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., trek with National Parks: America’s Best Idea, from park to park with a Nebraska housewife as she searches for peace and inspiration.

Travel back in time on National Parks: America’s Best Idea Thursday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to see how the National Parks provided much-needed jobs and a placid escape for people overtime from the Depression to a world war.

America’s “Last Frontier” becomes a testing ground for the future of the park idea Friday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

Catch the Dave Matthews Band in an unforgettable Austin City Limits performance 7 p.m. Saturday.