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Thursday, November 01, 2012

OSU-Tulsa to Host Advanced Screening of Ken Burns Documentary

The Oklahoma Center for Poets & Writers at OSU-Tulsa and OETA-The Oklahoma Education Network will host an advance screening of the new Ken Burns documentary, The Dust Bowl, on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.

The screening will also feature a chat with the film’s writer and producer Dayton Duncan following the presentation. 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 event is part of the statewide Oklahoma Dust Bowl Project led by 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). The Dust Bowl will air on OETA-The Oklahoma Network Nov. 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 or e-mail abarcum@oeta.tv to reserve seating.

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