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Ken Burns brings 'The Dust Bowl' to life

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will debut footage from his new documentary, “The Dust Bowl,” on Friday in Oklahoma City.

BY KEN RAYMOND Published: April 10, 2012
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Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns knows a thing or two about history — which makes him something of an expert on memory, as well.

“One thing you learn after awhile in this history business is you think that the past is really far away, and in many cases it is,” Burns said in a recent phone interview. “But memory, the thing that recalls the past, is present.

“When someone...

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Tour debut
The nationwide promotional tour for the documentary will begin in Oklahoma City on Friday. Ken Burns will host a Q&A with local film and history students during the day. Excerpts from “The Dust Bowl” will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. All seats for the screening have been allocated. For more information, call 522-0765.

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