The Dust Bowl – A Remarkable Documentary
Ken Burns has two ingredients essential to his trade as a documentarian; he is a tireless researcher and a master storyteller. Working closely with him on his 20-hour Jazz documentary, I saw an amazing force of nature at work. And everything he’s does since has measured up as well. Who knew that there was that much fight footage of Jack Johnson or the insane origins of Prohibition? Dust Bowl is an amazing story told in a powerful and illuminating way by the people who lived it. Catch it on its rebroadcasts.