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Prohibition

This 3-part, 5 1/2 hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the era it encompassed. The culmination of nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to protect individuals, families, and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. But a faith-driven moral code in the Constitution paradoxically caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality. Thugs became celebrities, authority was rendered impotent. Social mores in place for a century were obliterated. Liquor consumption . . .

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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 11:00 AM    "A Nation of Hypocrites" The law gives savvy gangsters a way to make huge profits with rival outfits wreaking havoc across the country. Al Capone holds press conferences and signs autographs. Wealthy Pauline Sabin unifies women of all classes to refute the notion all women support Prohibition. In 1932, Congress easily passes the 21st Amendment to repeal the 18th. Part 3 of 3 G
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 9:00 AM "A Nation of Scofflaws" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 11:00 AM "A Nation of Hypocrites" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 2:00 PM "A Nation of Drunkards" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 4:00 PM "A Nation of Scofflaws" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 6:00 PM "A Nation of Hypocrites" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 9:00 PM "A Nation of Drunkards" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 11:00 PM "A Nation of Scofflaws" (WORLD)
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Monday, Sep 3, 2012 - 1:00 AM "A Nation of Hypocrites" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 - 4:03 PM "A Nation of Drunkards" (WORLD)
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