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A Nation of Hypocrites

Gangsters make huge profits and wreak havoc in cities across the country. By the late 1920s, many Americans believe that Prohibition has failed. After the election of FDR in 1932, Prohibition is repealed
Season 1 Episode 3 Length 1:46:36 Premiere: 10/4/11

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About Prohibition

PROHIBITION tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. Prohibition was intended to protect all Americans from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. But, paradoxically, the enshrining of a faith-driven moral code in the Constitution caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality.


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Season 1 Episodes

A Nation of Hypocrites

S1 E3 Length 1:46:36 Premiere Date 10/4/11

A Nation of Scofflaws

S1 E2 Length 1:51:59 Premiere Date 10/3/11

Kentucky Stills

Clip Length 03:45 Premiere Date 10/2/10

Capitol Bootlegging

Clip Length 02:15 Premiere Date 10/2/10

Official Trailer 2

Preview Length 01:02 Premiere Date 10/2/11

Official Trailer 1

Preview Length 00:32 Premiere Date 10/2/11

Margot Loines Wilkie: On Dating

Clip Length 00:43 Premiere Date 10/2/11

Wayne Wheeler

Clip Length 05:02 Premiere Date 10/2/11

America, A Multi-Ethnic Nation

Clip Length 09:14 Premiere Date 10/2/11

The Time is Now

Clip Length 13:20 Premiere Date 10/2/11

Last Call

Clip Length 05:03 Premiere Date 10/2/11

Al Capone Downfall

Clip Length 05:04 Premiere Date 10/2/11

The Goons

Clip Length 07:45 Premiere Date 10/2/11

Lois Long

Clip Length 07:44 Premiere Date 10/2/11

A Genuine American

Clip Length 12:39 Premiere Date 10/2/11


PBS Previews | Prohibition

Length 22:35 Premiere Date 10/20/17

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