This two-part, four hour documentary film series from Ken Burns tells the story of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. 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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The Dust Bowl ravaged the great plains but its effects could be felt throughout the country. Read our account of a 1935 Dust Storm that reached Washington, D.C. and inspired Congress to take action.Learn more →
Jeremy Piven returns as the flamboyant department store magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge, who brought American-style retailing to the U.K. Season 3 opens in 1919, with the war finally over and Harry and his family coping with wrenching change.Watch a preview →
A big part of WETA's mission is to serve and educate the local community. That's why we have partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.Watch video →