Oklahoma Organizations Receive Heartland Emmy Nomination for Ken Burns Dust Bowl Documentary
The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the Oklahoma Education Television Authority (OETA) have been nominated for a regional television Emmy Award by the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their community service and outreach work surrounding the Ken Burns documentary The Dust Bowl.
The film chronicles the experience of those who lived through the decade-long drought of the 1930s. The film contains current day interviews with twenty-six survivors combined with original photographs and footage. Thousands of Oklahomans viewed advanced screenings of The Dust Bowl throughout the state last year. These screenings included a panel of conservation experts and Dust Bowl survivors who discussed the film and gave an overview of conservation work that is being implemented today.
The winners of the Heartland Emmys will be announced on July 13, 2013.
For more information about The Dust Bowl film, please visit: www.pbs.org/kenburns/
For more information about the Heartland Emmys, please visit: www.emmyawards.tv.