Science
4:18 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

The Dust Bowl - A Film by Ken Burns continues Monday, November 19th at 8:00 pm

Survey 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 human suffering and equally incredible perseverance. The documentary is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us — a lesson we ignore at our peril.

Part II will be broadcast Monday, November 19th at 8:00 pm with a repeat at 10:00 pm.

As a black blizzard rolls in to Ulysses, Kansas, two women and a girl pose for a photograph before taking shelter.
As a black blizzard rolls in to Ulysses, Kansas, two women and a girl pose for a photograph before taking shelter.