Nov. 15 Evening at WKAR: The Dust Bowl

Oct 31, 2012

FREE – Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. | See a preview of the latest mini-series from Ken Burns. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Explore a turning point in American history at the next Evening at WKAR, featuring Ken Burns' "The Dust Bowl."

This Evening at WKAR features a short preview of the "The Dust Bowl," the latest film from Ken Burns. The documentary focuses on 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 disaster in American history.

Featured Speaker
Following  the preview screening, guests will hear from historian Sandra S. Clark. "As someone who grew up in Kansas, it’s [the Dust Bowl] a topic I’ve long been interested in," she said.

Clark has been the director of the Michigan Historical Center since 1991. Her history degrees are from Michigan State University.

The full evening with screening and discussion will be about 90 minutes, and will include light refreshments and the opportunity to win prizes from WKAR.

On the Air
"The Dust Bowl" airs at 8 p.m. on WKAR-TV across two nights: Sunday, November 18, and Monday, November 19.

Free with Reservation
This event is free, but registration is required. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Evening at WKAR: The Dust Bowl takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Media Auditorium (Room 145), 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free (after 6 p.m.) in the Trowbridge Road parking ramp, near the South, Main Lobby.