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The dust bowl [videorecording] / a Florentine Films production ; directed by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns, Julie Dunfey ; produced in association with WETA Washington, DC ; [a film by Ken Burns]
Widescreen ed
[Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  F595 .D87 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
Subject United States -- History -- 1919-1933
United States -- History -- 1933-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Subject(s) Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Physical Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 4 hrs.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen
Language English (5.1 surround) or Spanish (audio 2.0) soundtracks with optional English and Spanish SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired); optional video description in English
Performer/Participant Narrated by Peter Coyote ; voice overs, Carolyn McCormick, Patricia Clarkson, Amy Madigan, Kevin Conway
Credits Edited by Craig Mellish and Ryan Gifford ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy
Note Originally broadcast in 2012 on PBS
MPAA rating: Not rated ; TV-PG
Summary Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Note Special features: Disc 1. Land of haze : [featurette on Hazel Lucas Shaw of Boise City, Okla.] (15 min.); Dust Bowl stories : [excerpts from interviews with survivors of the Dust Bowl] (31 min.); Uncovering the Dust Bowl (6 min.). -- Disc. 2. Grab a root and growl (12 min.); The Dust Bowl eyewitnesses (7 min.); The Dust Bowl legacy (5 min.)
Contents Episode 1. The great plow up -- Episode 2. Reaping the whirlwind
Special features: Disc 1. Land of haze : [featurette on Hazel Lucas Shaw of Boise City, Okla.] (15 min.) -- Dust Bowl stories : [excerpts from interviews with survivors of the Dust Bowl] (31 min.) -- Uncovering the Dust Bowl (6 min.). -- Disc. 2. Grab a root and growl (12 min.) -- The Dust Bowl eyewitnesses (7 min.) -- The Dust Bowl legacy (5 min.)
Alternate Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
Duncan, Dayton
Coyote, Peter
McCormick, Carolyn
Clarkson, Patricia
Madigan, Amy
Conway, Kevin
Florentine Films
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
PBS Distribution (Firm)

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