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Prohibition (2011)

Documentary 1h 50m

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. Daniel Okrent as Self - Writer

    Daniel Okrent

    Self - Writer

    3 Episodes

  2. Peter Coyote as Self - Narrator (voice)

    Peter Coyote

    Self - Narrator (voice)

    3 Episodes

  3. Pete Hamill as Self - Historian

    Pete Hamill

    Self - Historian

    3 Episodes

  4. Patricia Clarkson as Voice (voice)

    Patricia Clarkson

    Voice (voice)

    3 Episodes

  5. Adam Arkin as Voice (voice)

    Adam Arkin

    Voice (voice)

    3 Episodes

  6. Philip Bosco as Voice (voice)

    Philip Bosco

    Voice (voice)

    3 Episodes

  7. Noah Feldman

    Self - Legal Scholar

    3 Episodes

  8. Catherine Gilbert Murdock

    Self - Historian

    3 Episodes

  9. Michael Lerner

    Self - Historian

    3 Episodes

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Miniseries - Prohibition

Miniseries

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…

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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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