Video — 2 videodiscs (ca. 4 hrs.) : sd, col, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Episode 1. The great plow up
Episode 2. Reaping the whirlwind.
Special features: Disc 1. Land of haze : [featurette on Hazel Lucas Shaw of Boise City, Okla.] (15 min.)
Dust Bowl stories : [excerpts from interviews with survivors of the Dust Bowl] (31 min.)
Uncovering the Dust Bowl (6 min.).
Disc. 2. Grab a root and growl (12 min.)
The Dust Bowl eyewitnesses (7 min.)
The Dust Bowl legacy (5 min.).
Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.