Produced & Written by
Co-produced & Edited by
Voice of Lawrence Svobida
Du Art Video
Blue Stock Footage
Hot Shot/Cool Cuts
The Image Bank
Grinberg World Wide Images
UCLA Film & Television Archive
University Of South Carolina Film Library
Amarillo Public Library
AP/Wide World Photos
The Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Square House Museum
Evelyn Jeanne Claytor
WHC, Denver Public Library
Institute of Texan Cultures
Kansas State Historical Society
Library of Congress
Museum of Modern Art
Oklahoma Historical Society
Seward County Historical Museum
S.W. Collection, Texas Tech University
“An Empire of Dust”
by Lawrence Svobida
Courtesy of Caxton Printers
Kelley A. Trotter
R. Douglas Hurt
Associate Producer, Web
Marketing and Communications
James E. Dunford
A Steward/Gazit Productions, Inc. film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.