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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 - 6:00 AM    "A Nation of Drunkards" Alcohol, embedded in the fabric of American culture since Colonial times, by 1830 was dangerously abused with a national consumption three times today's use. A spiritual fervor sweeps the country, igniting a temperance campaign even as European immigrants arrive with their own drinking customs. Carrie Nation attacks bars with stones and hatchets. The Anti-Saloon League (ASL) forms to push for a Constitutional amendment outlawing alcohol nationally - and succeeds. Part 1 of 3 G
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 6:00 AM "A Nation of Drunkards" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 8:00 AM "A Nation of Scofflaws" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 10:00 AM "A Nation of Hypocrites" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 1:00 PM "A Nation of Drunkards" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 3:00 PM "A Nation of Scofflaws" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 5:00 PM "A Nation of Hypocrites" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 8:00 PM "A Nation of Drunkards" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 - 10:00 PM "A Nation of Scofflaws" (WORLD)
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Monday, Sep 3, 2012 - 12:00 AM "A Nation of Hypocrites" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 - 3:03 PM "A Nation of Drunkards" (WORLD)
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