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Spring 2013 Public Lecture

Scene from the Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Dust Bowl

For a quarter century, award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker Dayton Duncan has worked with Ken Burns on some of the most-watched PBS films in history—from Lewis & Clark to The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.  Their most recent collaboration, The Dust Bowl, brought to life the greatest man-made environmental disaster in our history, using little-known footage, a treasure trove of photographs, and the searing recollections of people who lived through the catastrophe that nearly swept away the nation’s breadbasket. More than 17 million people tuned in to watch.  Duncan, the writer and producer of The Dust Bowl, will will provide a behind-the-scenes commentary on the making of the film, show some excerpts, and engage in a question-and-answer discussion about this important and often overlooked moment in American history.

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"The Dust Bowl: Behind the Scenes of Ken Burns’ Latest Film"

Sponsored by

The OU College of Liberal Studies

Speaker: Dayton Duncan

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Time: 4:30 p.m. Lecture & Questions

Location: Robert S. Kerr Auditorium, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

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