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Discover the true story of America's "Great Experiment" - the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawing alcohol - in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's PROHIBITION.
Preview Length 01:02 Premiere: 10/2/11

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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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Season 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

Lynn Novick: The Prohibition Idea

Preview Length 01:40 Premiere Date 10/2/11

Ken Burns: Civility and Democracy

Preview Length 01:16 Premiere Date 10/2/11

Ken Burns: The Prohibition Idea

Preview Length 01:37 Premiere Date 10/2/11

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PBS Previews | Prohibition

Length 22:35 Premiere Date 10/20/17

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