Tuesday, Sept. 13
Ken Burns’ Prohibition
Prohibition turned law-abiding citizens into criminals, caused illicit drinking to seem glamorous and fun, encouraged neighborhood gangs to become national crime syndicates, and fostered cynicism and hypocrisy that corroded the social contract all across the nation. Ken Burns’ new documentary tells story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He Joins us to discuss his three-part, six-hour study of the so-called “noble experiment” that made alcoholic beverages illegal in the United States from 1920 to 1933.Prohibition – which Burns co-directed and produced with Lynn Novick – premieres on Oct. 2 on WGBH 2 and PBS stations nationwide.
Take a sneek peak at Prohibition
From The Archives: Hear Emily’s Sept. 2010 interview with Ken Burns about his film, The Tenth Inning