It’s the life and times of the hard traveling music-man Woody Guthrie on American Masters in a national encore broadcast Tuesday, November 13, 2012, on PBS (check local listings). All in honor of the centennial of Guthrie’s birth and in concert with the premiere of Ken Burns’ two-part documentary The Dust Bowl.
Woody Guthrie was born on July 14th, 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma. He had a voice like a long distance train heard miles away. His songs have become the folk song standards of America. Among them: “Pretty Boy Floyd,” “Pastures of Plenty,” “Hard Travelin’,” “Deportees,” “Roll On Columbia,” “Vigilante Man” and, of course, “This Land Is Your Land.”