The Plow That Broke the Plains

The 1936 U.S. Resettlement Administration documentary The Plow That Broke the Plains tells the history of the great plains region from the… read more

The 1936 U.S. Resettlement Administration documentary The Plow That Broke the Plains tells the history of the great plains region from the 1880s to the Dust Bowl of the early 1930s in order to spotlight New Deal programs. In 1999 the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation by the National Film Registry because it is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Directed by Pare Lorenz, this was the first film that the U.S. government produced for commercial release and distribution. 

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The Plow That Broke the Plains

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Program ID:
317959-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 2, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 23, 2014

Airing Details

  • Mar 02, 2014 | 4:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2014 | 9:57pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2014 | 1:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 08, 2014 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 09, 2014 | 6:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2014 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2014 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 19, 2014 | 2:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 19, 2014 | 5:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 23, 2014 | 6:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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