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Surviving The Dust Bowl: American Experience Previous Broadcasts

Episode #1008H

KQED World: Fri, Feb 1, 2019 -- 5:00 PM

They were called "Black Blizzards," dark clouds reaching miles into the sky, churning millions of tons of dirt into torrents of destruction. For ten years beginning in 1930, dust storms ravaged the parched and overplowed southern plains, turning bountiful wheat fields into desert. Disease, hardship and death followed, yet the majority of people stayed on, steadfastly refusing to give up on the land and a way of life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -- 6:00 AM
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