TV on DVD: Ken Burns' 'The Dust Bowl'

Ken Burns' oral history documentary "The Dust Bowl"

Ken Burns' oral history documentary "The Dust Bowl" aired on WNET/13. Pictured is Florence Thompson and her children in a pea pickers' camp in Nipomo, California, in March 1936. (Credit: Library of Congress)

THE DUST BOWL Documentary. Ken Burns' latest PBS epic hits DVD right after its TV premiere. Four hours (in two parts) illuminate both the intimate human impact of the 1930s plains disaster and its larger causes/effects, both environmental and man-made.

Extras Featurettes further detail the cataclysm's legacy, plus interview footage, making-of, Burns' reflections.

List price $25 DVD/$30 Blu-ray, out Tuesday from PBS


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