The Dust Bowl

Did you watch The Dust Bowl by movie producer Ken Burns??  It was on PBS earlier this evening.  I was sitting on the edge of my chair–horrified by what I was seeing!!  Yes, I knew about the event but never knew the depth of the tragedy.  I experienced the strangest sensation: I smelled the dust, I had trouble breathing.

My maternal grandparents left “the panhandle” of Oklahoma prior to the events pictured in The Dust Bowl.  But I realize I have extended family that lived through those devastating circumstances.  In my pursuit of family history, I visited that area.

Kudos to Ken Burns, and collaborators, for this fine presentation.


Postscript, Monday, November 19, 2012, 10:00 PM:  I just watched the second part of the PBS film regarding The Dust Bowl.  I’ve followed Ken Burns’ presentations on The National Parks, The Civil War, etc.   I admire the dedication of this man and his co-laborers.  I praise PBS for superior programming when (IMHO) the major networks present trashy television.

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