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Ken Burns Dust Bowl Pt 1

Poor farm land conservation, drought and high winds came together in the southern plains in the 1930's to create an environmental disaster of unprecedented proportions: the dust bowl. April fourteenth is the anniversary of the day that most dramatically illustrated the devastation suffered during the dirty thirties: Black Sunday was April 14, 1935. The dust bowl is the latest historical documentary film directed and produced by Ken Burns for PBS. It will air on OETA in November. Dick Pryor talked to Ken Burns, and asked him why he chose to do a documentary on "The Dust Bowl."

Related Topics: United States, Environment, Weather & Natural Disasters

Originally broadcast on April 13, 2012