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The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the Great Plow-Up, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.

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Episode 2: Reaping the Whirlwind Air date: 11-19-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2304008606/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Black Sunday was only halfway through the decade-long crisis. The storms continued. The Great Depression still affected people. Government programs were instituted to help. Learn what FDR’s administration did to try to keep the southern Plains from becoming a North American Sahara desert. Find out... /episodes/get/6243 /episode/6243 The Dust Bowl: Episode 2: Reaping the Whirlwind /episode-player/6243
Episode 1: The Great Plow-Up Air date: 11-18-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2304010308/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The grasslands of the southern Plains were rapidly turned into wheat fields. Then following the early years of the drought, storms killed crops and livestock and literally rearranged the landscape. The worst storm of them all was on April 14, 1935—Black Sunday—a searing experience for everyone... /episodes/get/6242 /episode/6242 The Dust Bowl: Episode 1: The Great Plow-Up /episode-player/6242
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Episode 1: The Great Plow-Up
The grasslands of the southern Plains were rapidly turned into wheat fields. Then following the early years of the drought, storms killed crops and livestock and literally rearranged the landscape. The worst storm of them all was on April 14, 1935?Black Sunday?a searing experience for everyone...
Air date: 11/18/2012
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2304010308/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The grasslands of the southern Plains were rapidly turned into wheat fields. Then following the early years of the drought, storms killed crops and livestock and literally rearranged the landscape. The worst storm of them all was on April 14, 1935?Black Sunday?a searing experience for everyone... /episodes/get/6242 /episode/6242 The Dust Bowl: Episode 1: The Great Plow-Up /episode-player/6242
Episode 2: Reaping the Whirlwind
Black Sunday was only halfway through the decade-long crisis. The storms continued. The Great Depression still affected people. Government programs were instituted to help. Learn what FDR?s administration did to try to keep the southern Plains from becoming a North American Sahara desert. Find out...
Air date: 11/19/2012
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2304008606/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Black Sunday was only halfway through the decade-long crisis. The storms continued. The Great Depression still affected people. Government programs were instituted to help. Learn what FDR?s administration did to try to keep the southern Plains from becoming a North American Sahara desert. Find out... /episodes/get/6243 /episode/6243 The Dust Bowl: Episode 2: Reaping the Whirlwind /episode-player/6243
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