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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 - 8:00 AM    "A Nation of Scofflaws" Now illegal to manufacture, transport or sell intoxicating liquor, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight. Weaknesses in the Volstead Act and its enforcement become clear. Many become victims of the law; alcoholism still exists, and women begin to drink in the speakeasies that replace the male-only saloon. Part 2 of 3 G
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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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