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Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
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In the first episode of Ken Burns's THE DUST BOWL, feel the full force of the worst manmade environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them.

  • Runtime: 1 hr 52 min
  • Quality: HD
  • Studio: PBS
  • Amazon rating: 5

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