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PROHIBITION, 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. The film starts with the early history of alcohol in America and examines the 19th-century temperance and progressive movements through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933. This 6-hour, three part documentary also includes over 2 hours of bonus content.
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PBSKen Burns: Prohibition DVD
 
4.8

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful Job!

It was wonderful and insightful, I recal the first time i saw it....At the time i was studing the roaring twenties in th 11th grade and we soon after started reading the...Read complete review

It was wonderful and insightful, I recal the first time i saw it....At the time i was studing the roaring twenties in th 11th grade and we soon after started reading the great gatsby and later focused in on prohibition....i was scrolling through the channels( I did not have cable at the time) and i came aross this...it was just about to come on and I guess I watched about five or six minutes and i was sorta sucked in.It goes alot further than my text book and the basics I learned about in school. I knew i was a nerd and i embraced it, I always asked questions like why and how... this time period is one i will forever love to talk about but seeing as im southern,a female and a african american one attending a public school my curiosity was not always liked or respected....This really aswerd alot of the burning questions my book and teacher didnt.It really helped put the peices together.Im 18 now and in college and I have seen this about five or so times.Prohibition was beautifuly flowing and Im no critic but I think Mr Burns and Mr Novick did a wonderful job.

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Nothing about Joe Kennedy's Rum Running

There was a glaring omission in this series: While naming the major rum runners in New England, there was NO mention of one of the biggest: Joe Kennedy, father of John Kennedy,...Read complete review

There was a glaring omission in this series: While naming the major rum runners in New England, there was NO mention of one of the biggest: Joe Kennedy, father of John Kennedy, who, to this day, gets money from the Canadian liquor interests. What happened, Ken Burns, did the kennedys pay you off??????

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5.0

Prohibition is extremely well done!

By act

from Boise, Idaho

Comments about PBS Ken Burns: Prohibition DVD:

There is so much more here than just the single issue. Cultural attitudes, immigrants, class warfare, organized crime, corruption and coverups. It could not be more exciting and informative!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good prohibition history

By Richard

from NC

Comments about PBS Ken Burns: Prohibition DVD:

Simply the best

 
5.0

Very interesting

By Carol

from New Jersey

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: Prohibition DVD:

This was a very interesting and informative series...I never realized exactly how Prohibition really affected our society...Once again, Ken Burns has turned out a stellar documentary...making people aware and knowledgable of interesting and controvertial topics...

 
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important piece of information

By ms. inquisitive

from Kansas city , mo

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: Prohibition DVD:

Morals, liquor, and taxes. All necessary evils

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every American should see this.

By Shining River

from Bartow, Florida

Comments about PBS Ken Burns: Prohibition DVD:

The insights from this documentary can be applied to present day challenges such as the abortion issue. It demonstrates that Reversing Roe is not the way to go, etc. In this documentary well meaning people were going about solving a problem in the wrong way making the situation worse.

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