Ken Burns’ THE DUST BOWL “Screening and Community Conversation” Event to be held at Guymon

OETA, Oklahoma Conservation Partnership to Host Free Screening of THE DUST BOWL in Guymon.

image of the dust bowl flyer by ken burns, OETA

On Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Guymon High School OETA-The Oklahoma Network and the Oklahoma Conservation Partnership, consisting of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host an advance screening of the upcoming PBS documentary, THE DUST BOWL.

A panel discussion including Dust Bowl survivors featured in the film, historians and conservation experts will follow the preview of the latest historical documentary from prominent filmmaker Ken Burns’ (The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball). THE DUST BOWL will air on OETA November 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 405-841-9212 to reserve seating.

THE DUST BOWL examines, through the stories of people who lived through the period, their experience of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. The two-part, four-hour film documents the history and causes of the dust bowl, but focuses primarily on the personal stories of survival – how Oklahomans lived, worked and persevered.

The screening event is part of a statewide community engagement effort built to examine the issues explored in THE DUST BOWL and foster a statewide conversation about how Oklahomans are using, supporting and promoting sustainability in their families and communities. For more information on the project, visit

Watch a preview of The Dust Bowl: A Ken Burns Film, premiering November 18 and 19 on OETA!

Join us for special free preview screenings of Ken Burns’ new documentary THE DUST BOWL:      

Nov. 1 Guymon,      

Nov. 5 Stillwater,      

Nov. 8 OKC,      

Nov. 12 Tulsa.

Previous THE DUST BOWL Screening Events:

Woodward, Okla., Screening of Ken Burns’ THE DUST BOWL, held Aug. 16, 2012

Altus, Okla., Screening of Ken Burns’ THE DUST BOWL, held Oct. 4, 2012