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Dust Bowl

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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 The Great Plow Up The farming boom in the early 20th century transformed the grassland of the southern plains into wheat fields. Once a drought hit in 1931, winds began picking up soil from the open fields and grew into dust storms of biblical proportions. Filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the Dust Bowl using first person accounts, narration, comments by historians, and restored photographs, footage and music from the period. (1 of 2)
101 SA 04/19/14 10:30pm 01:56:46 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.1 Reaping The Whirlwind When a frenzied wheat boom was followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, it nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Filmmaker Ken Burns brings to life the stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance during the Dust Bowl. (2 of 2)
102 SA 04/26/14 10:30pm 01:56:46 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST