The Dust Bowl

60 minutes

Recalling the 1930s-era environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms and "dust pneumonia." The 1920s saw a wheat boom in the region, but the Depression led to a drop in prices. In a bid to recoup losses, farmers—acting against the recommendations of the government—harvested more wheat. But that left fields open and, once drought hit in 1932, created the Dust Bowl. The documentary includes first-person stories, photos and film footage.

60 minutes

Recalling the 1930s-era environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms and "dust pneumonia." The 1920s saw a wheat boom in the region, but the Depression led to a drop in prices. In a bid to recoup losses, farmers—acting against the recommendations of the government—harvested more wheat. But that left fields open and, once drought hit in 1932, created the Dust Bowl. The documentary includes first-person stories, photos and film footage.

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Conclusion. How many families sought refuge from the Great Plains in California; and how government-led conservation efforts worked in conjunction with a break in the drought in 1939 to stabilize the soil and inject new life into farms.

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s1e2 Reaping the Whirlwind
November 19, 2012
Conclusion. How many families sought refuge from the Great Plains in California; and how government-led conservation efforts worked in conjunction with a break in the drought in 1939 to stabilize the soil and inject new life into farms.
Series Finale
Part 1 of a two-part documentary detailing the environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms during the 1930s. Firsthand stories of survivors, photos and film footage chronicle the era, including the terror that the dust storms brought with them; the desperation faced by families; and how, through it all, folks managed to find hop

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s1e1 The Great Plow Up
November 18, 2012
Part 1 of a two-part documentary detailing the environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms during the 1930s. Firsthand stories of survivors, photos and film footage chronicle the era, including the terror that the dust storms brought with them; the desperation faced by families; and how, through it all, folks managed to find hop
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s1e1 The Great Plow Up
November 18, 2012
November 18, 2012
The Great Plow Up
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s1e2 Reaping the Whirlwind
November 19, 2012
November 19, 2012
Reaping the Whirlwind
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