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Ken Burns’ ‘The Dust Bowl’ Ken Burns’ ‘The Dust Bowl’

Ken Burns’ ‘The Dust Bowl’

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Ken Burns’ four-hour documentary chronicles 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 humans suffering and equally incredible human perseverance.

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