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Dust Bowl

In this series, Ken Burns and producer Dayton Duncan chronicle the Dust Bowl in all its complexities and profound human drama. It is both an oral history, using interviews of 30 survivors, and an historical accounting of what happened and why during the 1930s on the southern Plains, using first person accounts, narration, comments by historians, and restored photographs, footage and music from the period.

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Friday, Nov 23, 2012 - 11:00 PM    "The Great Plow Up" This film by Ken Burns chronicles the environmental catastrophe of the Great Plains during the 1930s. The frenzied wheat boom of the early 20th-century that plows the prairie lands becomes the victim of a decade-long drought that turns those lands into deserts and unleashes a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms. Twenty-six survivors of those hard times telling their stories and the eloquently written diaries of two women provide a narrative. Part 1 of 2 G
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More Dust Bowl on PLUS (PT)
Friday, Nov 23, 2012 - 11:00 PM "The Great Plow Up" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG DVS Enabled
Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 - 1:00 AM "Reaping The Whirlwind" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG DVS Enabled
Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 - 11:00 AM "The Great Plow Up" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG DVS Enabled
Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 - 11:00 AM "Reaping The Whirlwind" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG DVS Enabled
Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 - 7:00 PM "The Great Plow Up" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG DVS Enabled
Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 - 11:00 PM "The Great Plow Up" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG DVS Enabled
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 7:00 PM "Reaping The Whirlwind" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG DVS Enabled
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Reaping The Whirlwind" (PLUS)
Show is TVPG DVS Enabled
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