The Dust Bowl (miniseries)

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The Dust Bowl
Written byDayton Duncan
Directed byKen Burns
Narrated byPeter Coyote
Theme music composerCraig Mellish
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes4
Producer(s)Dayton Duncan
Ken Burns
Julie Dunfey
CinematographyBuddy Squires
Stephen McCarthy
Editor(s)Craig Mellish
Ryan Gifford
Running time240 minutes
Production company(s)Florentine Films
Original releaseNovember 18 (2012-11-18) –
November 19, 2012 (2012-11-19)

The Dust Bowl is a 2012 American television documentary miniseries directed by Ken Burns which aired on PBS on November 18 and 19, 2012. The four-part miniseries recounts the impact of the Dust Bowl on the United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The series features the voices of Patricia Clarkson, Peter Coyote, and Carolyn McCormick.[1]


  1. "The Great Plow-Up"
  2. "Dust to Eat"
  3. "Reaping the Whirlwind"
  4. "The Hardy Ones"

Other uses[edit]

Interviews from the documentary were used in the 2014 film Interstellar, that deals with massive dust storms in a near future.

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