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Geography in the News: Majestic Denali

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Denali National Park and Preserve, A North American Treasure In the fall of 2009, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Burns, whose film topics range from the Civil War to jazz music…

The Past of the Dust Bowl Is Very Present In Ken Burns’ New Documentary

How do you bring the Dust Bowl back to life? Get Ken Burns to make a film about it. The preeminent documentarian’s latest act, The Dust Bowl, airing November 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. on PBS, is a two-part, four-hour look at “a decade-long natural catastrophe of biblical proportions.” In the 1930s, America’s agricultural…

Ken Burns Warns of New Dust Bowl

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is back with a new meditation on our recent past, this time taking a close look at the devastation in the Heartland in the 1930s during the Dust Bowl. His new film, The Dust Bowl, airs on PBS November 18 and 19 at 8 ET. Burns spoke with NG’s Jeff Hertrick…