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The Dust Bowl

Author: Ken BurnsDayton DuncanJulie DunfeyCraig MellishRyan GiffordAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen edition
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Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Films for people with visual disabilities
Films for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Dayton Duncan; Julie Dunfey; Craig Mellish; Ryan Gifford; Buddy Squires; Stephen McCarthy, (Cinematographer); Peter Coyote; Carolyn McCormick; Patricia Clarkson; Amy Madigan; Kevin Conway; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608837182 1608837181
OCLC Number: 813442780
Language Note: English (5.1 surround) or Spanish (audio 2.0) soundtracks with optional English and Spanish SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired); optional video description in English.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2012 on PBS.
Special features: Disc 1. Land of haze : [featurette on Hazel Lucas Shaw of Boise City, Okla.] (15 min.); Dust Bowl stories : [excerpts from interviews with survivors of the Dust Bowl] (31 min.); Uncovering the Dust Bowl (6 min.). -- Disc. 2. Grab a root and growl (12 min.); The Dust Bowl eyewitnesses (7 min.); The Dust Bowl legacy (5 min.).
Credits: Edited by Craig Mellish and Ryan Gifford ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy.
Performer(s): Narrated by Peter Coyote ; voice overs, Carolyn McCormick, Patricia Clarkson, Amy Madigan, Kevin Conway.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated ; TV-PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (227 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen.
Contents: Episode 1. The great plow up (113 min.) --
Episode 2. Reaping the whirlwind (114 min.). Special features: Disc 1. Land of haze : [featurette on Hazel Lucas Shaw of Boise City, Okla.] (15 min.) --
Dust Bowl stories : [excerpts from interviews with survivors of the Dust Bowl] (31 min.) --
Uncovering the Dust Bowl (6 min.). --
Disc. 2. Grab a root and growl (12 min.) --
The Dust Bowl eyewitnesses (7 min.) --
The Dust Bowl legacy (5 min.).
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; directed by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns, Julie Dunfey ; produced in association with WETA Washington, DC ; a film by Ken Burns.
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Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

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