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First Look | Suffocating Blackness

First Look | Suffocating Blackness

Survey the causes of the worst man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history: the catastrophic dust storms of the 1930s.
Preview Length 00:20 Premiere: 11/18/12

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Funding is provided by Bank of America, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Foundation, Wallace Genetic Foundation and members of The Better Angels Society, including the Dana A. Hamel Family Charitable Trust and Robert and Beverly Grappone.

Host Doug Flynn stands outside smiling in a red shirt along with a "Check Schedule" button.Host Doug Flynn stands outside smiling in a red shirt with his hands clasped along with a "Check Schedule" button.

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The Dust Bowl

About 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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Reaping the Whirlwind

S1 E2 Length 1:55:45 Premiere Date 11/19/12

The Great Plow-Up

S1 E1 Length 1:55:15 Premiere Date 11/18/12

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