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 an 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.
Dust Bowl Previous Broadcasts
Reaping The Whirlwind (Episode #102)
KQED 9: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
In the second episode, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts - and a break in the drought in 1939 - eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations.
- KQED World: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
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