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Join filmmaker Ken Burns in live conversation about Dust Bowl on YouTube

Written by witf | Nov 9, 2012 9:23 AM

The Dust Bowl, a new film by Ken Burns 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. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us—a lesson we ignore at our peril.

witf will be airing The Dust Bowl on November 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. EST.

On November 15 at 2 p.m. EST, join Ken Burns along with journalist Paula Zahn in a live YouTube event and national dialogue regarding the Dust Bowl’s legacy on both the environment and the culture of the United States. Panelists will discuss current drought conditions along with the importance of environmental awareness and the effects humans have on the natural world. Join the conversation at youtube.com/pbs. Submit questions at youtube.com/pbs or #DustBowlPBS on Twitter.

Watch a preview below.

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