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Ken Burns: The Prohibition Idea

Ken Burns: The Prohibition Idea

Ken Burns discusses Episode One of Prohibition, and what the United States was going through during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Preview Length 01:37 Premiere: 10/2/11

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Funding is provided by Bank of America; PBS; CPB; The National Endowment for the Humanities; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; members of the Better Angels Society, including the Montrone Family through The Penates Foundation; and Park Foundation, Inc.

Host Doug Flynn stands outside smiling in a red shirt. A "Check Schedule" button is to the right.Host Doug Flynn stands outside smiling in a red shirt with his hands clasped. A "Check Schedule" button is to the right.

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Prohibition

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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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

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PBS Previews | Prohibition

Length 22:35 Premiere Date 10/20/17

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