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Friday, November 2, 2012

 

WTVP partners with Peoria Riverfront Museum and Peoria Public Library to present…
Free Sneak Preview of Ken Burns’ THE DUST BOWL
WTVP's The Dust Bowl invitation

Join WTVP Monday, November 12th at 6:30pm for a free preview of acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest American epic THE DUST BOWL.

WTVP's The Dust Bowl invitation

Join WTVP Monday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. for a free preview of acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest American epic THE DUST BOWL. The 40-minute preview will be shown in stunning high definition in the Giant Screen Theater at the newly-opened Peoria Riverfront Museum. A special presentation by Dr. Amy Scott of the Bradley University History Department will immediately follow the screening.

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Major sponsorship for the event comes from Sid Paul Ruckriegel / SIDAL, Inc. / Papa John's Pizza.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 200.

 

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THE DUST BOWL, chronicles the environmental catastrophe that, throughout the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. It was the worst manmade ecological disaster in American history—and a period everyone seems to familiar with, but no one seems to know about. That all changes with THE DUST BOWL. The new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and long-time collaborator Dayton Duncan, premieres Sunday-Monday, November 18-19, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on WTVP-HD.

For more information about the film, click here. (/headlines/12.11.01.the_dust_bowl.asp)

 

 

 

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For further information contact Jennifer Davis, WTVP Director of Development, at (309) 677-4747 or jennifer.davis@wtvp.org.

 


 

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