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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:38 PM

*The Dust Bowl, part 2, on PBS tonight

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Reply *The Dust Bowl, part 2, on PBS tonight (Original post)
elleng Nov 2012 OP
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #1
malaise Nov 2012 #2
Little Star Nov 2012 #3
GentryDixon Nov 2012 #4
Little Star Nov 2012 #17
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #5
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #6
elleng Nov 2012 #8
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #7
elleng Nov 2012 #10
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #15
elleng Nov 2012 #16
Whovian Nov 2012 #9
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #11
elleng Nov 2012 #12
KittyWampus Nov 2012 #13
elleng Nov 2012 #14
malaise Nov 2012 #18
elleng Nov 2012 #19
malaise Nov 2012 #20
elleng Nov 2012 #21
dsc Nov 2012 #22
KatyaR Nov 2012 #23

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:41 PM

1. I watched last night's episode back-to-back

Got the DVR set for tonight, too.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:43 PM

2. Don't plan to miss any of it

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:44 PM

3. How may parts are there, do you know.....

I recorded last nights and didn't realize there were more parts.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:45 PM

4. Two. Tonight is the finale. nt

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:55 PM

17. Thanks!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

5. Good programming. Don't miss it.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:57 PM

6. I loved part 1 ending with Woody Guthrie's "So Long It's Been Good To Know Yuh"

Truth be told, I didn't have a clue about the background of that song. Interesting.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:11 PM

8. Neither did I, great to learn that bit of history.

Posted it here, at the time: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101780547

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:11 PM

7. I recorded Part 1 and tried to watch it this am.

I could not do it. It was too painful.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:12 PM

10. It is very painful; I don't blame you, DURHAM D.

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:46 PM

15. I am from out there

and it opened with scenes from my childhood. I remember too well the rolling black clouds of dirt and the tumbleweeds that chased you down and tackled you on the playground. I am talking about the period from 1945 to late 50s. I think a lot of people don't realize how long this endured.

I just spoke with my brother and we talked about the time we went to a Sunday matinee and when the movie was over we came out into the lobby of the theater and it was pitch black outside. We could not leave for home for several hours. We could not recall the name of the movie but will ask my sister - she remembers everything.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:54 PM

16. Oh my! Right, we don't realize how long this endured.

Will learn more about it tonight.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:12 PM

9. DVR is set!

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:12 PM

11. Hey Ellen! Thanks again for the headsup! Part one was excellent.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:15 PM

12. YVW, Don.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:15 PM

13. Part One has haunted me all day. The horror of day after day of storms. No ability to get back to

"normal".

No clean clothes... no clean food.

No end in sight.

Darn.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:23 PM

14. Much worse than "Darn," Kitty.

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Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:51 PM

18. Makes me realize that our lives have been so easy

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:55 PM

19. Yes indeed, and almost feel guilty for not being aware

or having suffered in such a way (tho Dad etc. lived through Depression and War.) But we, my generation, (Senior here) essentially escaped.

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Response to elleng (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:10 PM

20. Mom was in Europe during a good part of WW2

and dad was there towards the end of the war. Mom's brother was the only one was in the army.
Yes we were lucky.

Still don't you wonder how today ReTHUGs would have responded to FDR during the Dust Bowl?

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:25 PM

21. Sure do wonder.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:43 PM

22. Simply astonishing

Makes one wonder what life would be like if climate change doesn't get brought under control.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:49 PM

23. Absolutely heartbreaking, I've cried through half of it.

My family was in central Oklahoma during this time period, but I don't ever remember talk about the Dust Bowl--maybe it wasn't so bad there, but I do remember my dad HATED John Steinbeck with a passion, all because of The Grapes of Wrath. He was proud to be an Oklahoma farmer, no matter how hard it was.

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