[10/09/08 - 01:04 PM]
Black Blizzard - a Two-Hour History Special Invokes One of the Greatest Environmental Disasters of the 20th Century
The two-hour special, airing October 12, tells "the riveting story of one of the greatest environmental disasters in U.S. history."

[via press release from History]

Apocalyptic dust storms once blackened American skies, causing destruction, disease and financial ruin on an unimaginable scale. Many say it could happen again.


A Two-Hour History� Special Invokes one of the Greatest Environmental Disasters of the 20th Century

Premiering October 12 @ 8 pm on HistoryTM

NEW YORK, SEPT. 30, 2008 � On May 9, 1934, a massive storm unlike any other darkened the skies over the Great Plains. As it marched east, it became a towering wall of soil and dust more than 10,000 feet high, carrying enough debris to fill dump trucks that could circle the planet�twice. That night, the storm hit Chicago, raining down some 12 million pounds of soil onto the city. Two days later, it reached New York, covering midtown Manhattan in brown drifts. The two-hour special BLACK BLIZZARD tells the riveting story of one of the greatest environmental disasters in U.S. history, which turned once-fertile parts of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico into a wasteland known as the "Dust Bowl." BLACK BLIZZARD premieres October 12, 2008, 8-10pm ET/PT on History�.

The dust storm of May 9, 1934 was one of countless others that ravaged the American heartland between 1930 and 1940. The storms created their own weather systems, generating winds up to 100 mph, sending temperatures soaring above 100 degrees and prolonging already dire drought conditions. They also spawned plagues of animals and insects, static electricity strong enough to knock a man down, disease and death. The impacts of the disaster would have epic consequences for the land, the people and the country as a whole. Yet incredibly, the Dust Bowl was no natural disaster, but the preventable result of 70 years of man-made decisions. And some say it could happen again today.

For the first time on television, scientists and special effects experts re-create the "black blizzards," showing in fascinating detail how the storms formed, and how they affected people's health and homes and impacted the nation�s economy and environment. Woven throughout the documentary are evocative stills and archival footage, CGI depictions of the storms, and commentary from historians, climatologists, medical doctors, physicists and other experts�as well as remarkable first-person accounts of Dust Bowl survivors who refused to leave the land and lived to tell the tale.

Executive Producer for History� is Susan Werbe. BLACK BLIZZARD is produced for History� by Engel Entertainment. Executive Producer is Steven Engel. Producers are Amy Bucher and Heidi Burke.

History� and History HD� are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning, original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connects history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the networks� program offerings are hit series such as Ax Men, Battle 360, The Universe, Cities of The Underworld and Ice Road Truckers, as well as acclaimed specials including King, Life After People, 1968 With Tom Brokaw, Lost Book of Nostradamus, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed and Sherman�s March. History has earned four Peabody Awards, four Primetime Emmy� Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy� Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History� campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take A Veteran to School Day is the network�s latest initiative connecting America�s schools and communities with veterans from all wars. History�s website, located at www.History.com, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games podcasts and more.

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