When filmmaker Ken Burns turns his lens on America's past it just seems to come out as the be-all-end-all in storytelling. His films "The Civil War," "Jazz" and "Baseball" are fascinating and have all been great successes. On Nov. 18 and 19, OETA will premiere his newest, "The Dust Bowl," a four-hour documentary about what has been called "the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history."
I know I've heard my mother and others speak over the years about that time in the 1930s that so deeply affected our state. Many of you have such family stories, too, I'm sure.
Ashley Barcum, Director of Communications at OETA, shares that Southwest Oklahomans will get a sneak peek at the movie when a special screening of the PBS documentary will be shown at Western State College's Herschal Crow Fine Arts Center on Oct. 4 starting at 6:30 p.m.
OETA The Oklahoma Network and the Oklahoma Conservation Partnership, consisting of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will all be hosts for the advance showing in Altus.
The whole four hours of "The Dust Bowl" will not be shown at the Altus preview.