Must Watch “Prohibition” by Ken Burns (Oct 2 PBS)

“Prohibition”, Ken Burns’ newest PBS documentary, premiering October 2 debuted on the iPhone and iPad on September 23 via the PBS iOS app.

The story of Prohibition’s rise and fall is a compelling saga that goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers, and speakeasies, to reveal a complicated and divided nation in the throes of momentous transformation. The film raises vital questions that are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago – about means and ends, individual rights and responsibilities, the proper role of government and finally, who is — and who is not — a real American. {PBS}

Burns’ documentary explores how interconnected alcohol was with daily life, national politics and education. Banning alcohol made booze not only a forbidden fruit but also a sign of power, good and evil.

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