The Dust Bowl

Premiered November 2012

The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the Great Plow-Up, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.

Funding is provided by Bank of America, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Foundation, Wallace Genetic Foundation and members of The Better Angels Society, including the Dana A. Hamel Family Charitable Trust and Robert and Beverly Grappone.

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Clips 14

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Sanora's Return

Sanora Babb returns to her childhood home during the depression

3:26

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Tex Pace

Tex Pace left the panhandle for CA and worked as a orange picker near Visalia, CA

5:08

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Arthur Rothstein

Learn about Arthur Rothstein.

3:00

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Caroline Henderson

Learn about Caroline Henderson.

2:35

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Lessons

What lessons can we take from what happened during the Dust Bowl?

4:54

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Photographers of the Dust Bowl

During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis.

4:41

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Sanora Babb

Learn about Sanor Babb.

1:16

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Previews 10

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A Storm is Coming

The Dust Bowl was the worst man made ecological disaster in American History.

0:20

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The Dust Bowl Preview

The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history

1:43

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