Update: For whatever reason this article gets a lot of hits. Here is a show on the Dust Bowl from the PBS program American Experience. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/
The History Channel just aired a 2-hour program about the Dust Bowl in the 1930s in the central United States called Black Blizzard. What struck me most during the program was the description of a series of massive storms that hit on April 14th, 1935 known as “Black Sunday”. The History Channel had computer recreations of what this looked like. Here is an image from the show (and the History Channel website) showing one of the storms approaching. Inside the car are a reporter and photographer who, after stopping and taking pictures of the approaching storm, are trying to outrun the storm.
During the show they also showed several real photographs of the storms of Black Sunday and doing a quick search on Wikipedia produced one spectacular photograph of a storm as it approached Spearman, Texas:
Here is another photograph of a storm as it approaches Stratford, Texas. This photo is perhaps even better than the one above as the buildings are closer to the camera and give a better scale to the size of the storm:
According to DirecTV’s listing there is another showing of this program on 10/25 at 2:00PM Central Time. It is definitely worth watching.