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  • Dust Bowl

THE DUST BOWL: A Film By Ken Burns | Premieres Sun., Nov. 18th | The Critics React | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: Dust Bowl
Broadcast Date: Nov. 7, 2012

Survey the causes of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. See vivid interviews with 26 survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom-seen movie footage, that bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible perseverance. The documentary is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us — a lesson we ignore at our peril.

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Post Date: November 7, 2012