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The Dust Bowl

The Great Plow Up (#101)

The terror of the dust storms, the worst man-made environmental disaster in US history, is recalled. [116 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning Descriptive Video Service

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Series Description: 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 a 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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These episodes of The Dust Bowl aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.

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