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
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
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.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.