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Old November 22 2012, 02:41 AM   #1
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Ken Burns "The Dust Bowl"

Anyone catch this? I saw the trailers sometime back, yet missed the premiere airings. While I was cooking some food last night, I figured I'd check to see when or if it'd be replayed and part two was on. I watched it, but did so while doing other things.

If you've seen Burns' "Civil War", then you've got an idea of what to expect. Lot of historical info liberally peppered with eye witness accounts read by actors, except in this case, he was also able to have people on who lived through it. Some very moving and powerful stories and experiences.

And a lot of excellent photos and video, some never before seen. Simply incredible what some of these folks endured. Also, a great and timely recounting of what happens when Man abuses the land and ignores natures warnings. It's also a testament to how government can be a positive force for helping people.

Would've liked a little more about Woody Guthrie, and I'm surprised that they didn't use more of his music.....but that's a very minor nit. Still I enjoyed part 2 enough to want to buy it, should be out even though it premiered only days ago, but no luck today...

Anyone else catch it and what did you think?

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