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Prohibition

Author: Peter Coyote; Ken Burns; Lynn Novick; PBS Distribution (Firm)
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English : [Blu-ray version, Widescreen format]View 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
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Coyote; Ken Burns; Lynn Novick; PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608831050 1608831051
OCLC Number: 752193832
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue. English or Spanish subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Audio described.
Notes: Title from container.
Special features: additional scenes ; interviews ; outtakes.
Performer(s): Narrated by Peter Coyote with Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow and Oliver Platt.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray; 5.1 surround in English; stereo. in Spanish; 1080i high definition; region A.; This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Responsibility: a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick.

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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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