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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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Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 11:00 PM
"Reaping The Whirlwind"
For nearly a decade, the storms grow more ferocious and more frequent, sweeping up millions of tons of earth, killing crops and livestock, even spreading the dust across the country. Thousands flee, forced onto the road in an exodus unlike anything the United States had seen. But other thousands persevere against enormous odds. Families find ways to survive and hold onto their land. National and local government programs keep hungry families afloat, and a partnership between government agencies and farmers develop new farming and conservation methods. Part 2 of 2 G
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Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Reaping The Whirlwind" (PLUS)
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