Ken Burns Classroom

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie moves to Los Angeles in the second half of the 1930s and supports himself with odd jobs. He finally gets a radio show of his own and a newspaper column called “Woody Sez” and gains a reputation as a radical for sympathizing with the migrants. Los Angeles police are dispatched to points of entry along the Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon borders to intimidate anyone considered a vagrant.