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Prohibition. Disc 3, A nation of hypocrites

Author: Ken BurnsLynn NovickGeoffrey C WardPeter CoyoteFlorentine Films.All authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Lynn Novick; Geoffrey C Ward; Peter Coyote; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 753986827
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles. Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Title from disc label.
Credits: Narrator, Peter Coyote.
Target Audience: Not rated; CHV rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (English), stereo (Spanish).
Other Titles: Nation of hypocrites
Responsibility: a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward.

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This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight.

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