I watched this a few days back & couldn't help but see similarities between then and now. Lessons are still there to be learned form this chapter in our collective history. Even my 5 year old was riveted by this show after his initial protests at not getting to watch his disney. :-) I don't know why, but I've always been fascinated by this time period and I guess I can see how easily life could get this bad again.
The Dust Bowl - Ken Burns