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Burns turns his talents to Dust Bowl days of 1930s

Cimarron County, Oklahoma 1936 (Photo by Arthur Rothstein) Cimarron County, Oklahoma 1936 (Photo by Arthur Rothstein)

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - The maker of blockbuster documentaries "The Civil War" and "Baseball" has turned his attention to the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.

Ken Burns tells the Amarillo Globe-News in Friday's edition he and his producers interviewed 26 survivors in Texas and Oklahoma for "The Dust Bowl," which will air in two parts in November on PBS stations.

Burns, who will visit the two states this weekend to promote the documentary, told the newspaper that watching a survivor of the dust bowl weep over the death of a family member decades ago made him realize that history still strongly affects the living.

He said he hopes the film will bring a face and facts to stories people have grown up only hearing.

Information from: Amarillo Globe-News

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