Thursday, September 29

PROHIBITION ON PBS


Set your DVRs. Next week, PROHIBITION premieres on PBS (Oct 2-4). PROHIBITION is a three-part documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the "Noble Experiment," mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "The story of Prohibition's rise and fall is a compelling saga that goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers, and speakeasies, to reveal a complicated and divided nation in the throes of momentous transformation."

Imbibe Magazine has a Q & A with Ken Burns about "what he was most surprised to learn about the time period, whether or not he thinks he would have been tempted to tipple, and what he sees as Prohibition’s most lasting impact on society."

Pull up a seat, top off your double old-fashioned glass, and check it out.