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PBS Previews | Prohibition

22m 35s

A 30 minute preview of Prohibition and a Q&A with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Aired: 10/19/17
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.
Extras
By the late 1920s, many Americans believe that Prohibition has failed.
In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect and millions of citizens become lawbreakers.
Lynn Novick discusses episode one of Prohibition.
Ken Burns discusses civility and democracy at the National Constitution Center.
Ken Burns discusses episode one of Prohibition.
PROHIBITION tells the story of the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.
Watch the first minutes of episode one 'A Nation of Drunkards.'
Margot Loines Wilkie discusses the changing sexual mores of the 1920's.
Wayne Wheeler was the general counsel for the Anti-Saloon League.
More folks lived in cities then the country in the beginning of the 20th century.
By the late 1920s, many Americans believe that Prohibition has failed.
In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect and millions of citizens become lawbreakers.
PROHIBITION tells the story of the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.