Prohibition

8:00pm EST

This 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.

Funding is provided by Bank of America; PBS; CPB; The National Endowment for the Humanities; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; members of the Better Angels Society, including the Montrone Family through The Penates Foundation; and Park Foundation, Inc.

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Adolphus Busch

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Adolphus Busch

Adolphus Busch was the biggest brewer of his day.

3:57

Adolphus Busch

3:57

Video thumbnail: Prohibition Al Capone Beer Wars

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Al Capone Beer Wars

Gang violence of Chicago's bootleggers escalates

5:04

Al Capone Beer Wars

5:04

Video thumbnail: Prohibition Al Capone Downfall

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Al Capone Downfall

Al Capone is finally caught by the government for failing to file income tax

5:04

Al Capone Downfall

5:04

Video thumbnail: Prohibition Al Capone Murder to Massacre

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Al Capone Murder to Massacre

On Feb. 14, 1929, seven men are gunned down and the public is incensed.

7:31

Al Capone Murder to Massacre

7:31

Video thumbnail: Prohibition Eliza Jane Thompson

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Eliza Jane Thompson

Eliza Jane Thompson led a group of women in prayer while protesting in front of saloons

7:12

Eliza Jane Thompson

7:12

Video thumbnail: Prohibition Fiorella LaGuardia

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Fiorella LaGuardia

Fiorella LaGuarida was a NY congressman and critic of Prohibition

3:30

Fiorella LaGuardia

3:30

Video thumbnail: Prohibition George Remus The Circle

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George Remus The Circle

George Remus, a Chicago lawyer became king of the bootleggers.

7:58

George Remus The Circle

7:58

Video thumbnail: Prohibition George Remus The Primrose Path

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George Remus The Primrose Path

George Remus is caught by the government then put on trial

8:41

George Remus The Primrose Path

8:41

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Previews 6

Video thumbnail: Prohibition Introducing PROHIBITION

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Introducing PROHIBITION

A look at PROHIBITION

0:32

Introducing PROHIBITION

0:32

Video thumbnail: Prohibition PBS Previews: PROHIBITION

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PBS Previews: PROHIBITION

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their upcoming film, PROHIBITION

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PBS Previews: PROHIBITION

22:35

Video thumbnail: Prohibition PROHIBITION Preview

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PROHIBITION Preview

A 3 minute look at PROHIBITION

3:01

PROHIBITION Preview

3:01

Video thumbnail: Prohibition Prohibition Sneak Peek

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Prohibition Sneak Peek

A sneak peek of PROHIBITION

2:19

Prohibition Sneak Peek

2:19

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