The Storm is coming!
This Sunday night tune in to watch The Dust Bowl. It is the newest film from award winning director, Ken Burns.
The Dust Bowl is a two-part, four-hour documentary chronicling the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history in which the actions of thousands of individual farmers, encouraged by their government and influenced by global markets, resulted in a collective tragedy that nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
The decade-long natural catastrophe of Biblical proportions encompassed 100 million acres in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. During this time, the skies withheld their rains, plagues of grasshoppers descended on parched fields, bewildered families huddled in dark rooms while angry winds shook their homes and pillars of dust choked out the midday sun.
In this documentary hear the compelling stories of 26 survivors sharing what will likely be the last recorded testimony of a generation that lived through the Dust Bowl. You'll also see rare film footage and previously unpublished photographs.
Experience the magnitude of this ecological disaster. Tune in to watch The Dust Bowl, Sunday and Monday starting at 8 p.m. only on ValleyPBS.
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