Yom Kippur air date for “National Parks” prompts letters to PBS ombudsman

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The premiere of National Parks: America’s Best Idea on Yom Kippur Sept. 27 disturbed some Jewish viewers, reports PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler. Other complaints generated by the series focused on the use of a PBS bug along with the line “Presents a Film by Ken Burns” on the lower screen. Then the title, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Then another PBS logo. Every 15 minutes.