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Prohibition (2011)

TV-14 Documentary

As a battle raged… an era roared

Overview

The history of the rise, rule and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the entire era it encompassed (1920-33). After nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve the lives of all citizens by protecting individuals, families and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse; but paradoxically it made millions of people rethink their definition of morality.

  1. Ken Burns

    Creator

  2. Lynn Novick

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Peter Coyote as Self - Narrator (voice)

    Peter Coyote

    Self - Narrator (voice)

    3 Episodes

  2. Daniel Okrent as Self - Author

    Daniel Okrent

    Self - Author

    3 Episodes

  3. Pete Hamill as Self - Historian

    Pete Hamill

    Self - Historian

    3 Episodes

  4. Noah Feldman

    Self - Legal Scholar

    3 Episodes

  5. Adam Arkin as Reader (voice)

    Adam Arkin

    Reader (voice)

    3 Episodes

  6. Philip Bosco as Reader (voice)

    Philip Bosco

    Reader (voice)

    3 Episodes

  7. Patricia Clarkson as Reader / Carrie Nation (voice)

    Patricia Clarkson

    Reader / Carrie Nation (voice)

    3 Episodes

  8. Kevin Conway as Reader (voice)

    Kevin Conway

    Reader (voice)

    3 Episodes

  9. Blythe Danner as Reader (voice)

    Blythe Danner

    Reader (voice)

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Miniseries

6.0
2011 • 3 Episodes

The history of the rise, rule and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the entire era it encompassed (1920-33). After nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve the lives of all citizens by protecting individuals, families and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse; but paradoxically it made millions of people rethink their definition of morality…

A Nation of Hypocrites

(1x3, October 4, 2011) Season Finale

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Prohibition
Prohibition

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Status Ended

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English

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