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KU historian plays big role in new Ken Burns documentary

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Donald Worster, a distinguished professor emeritus of history in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at KU, figures prominently in the new two-part feature "The Dust Bowl" by documentarian extraordinaire Ken Burns.

Worster wrote a book on the famous ecological disaster, "Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s," that in 1980 won Columbia University's Bancroft Prize for the best American history book of the year.

Read the rest of the article about the documenatry and how Worster became involved in the project here on LJWorld.com.