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Prohibition

Author: Ken BurnsGeoffrey C WardSarah BotsteinLynn NovickPeter CoyoteAll authors
Publisher: [Brighton, Mass.] : PBS Distribution ; 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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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. Raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality.
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Sarah Botstein; Lynn Novick; Peter Coyote; Patricia Clarkson; Blythe Danner; Paul Giamatti; Tom Hanks; John Lithgow; Oliver Platt; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Prohibition Film Project.; PBS Distribution (Firm); Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415760284 9781415760284
OCLC Number: 756222131
Language Note: In English or Spanish with optional English and Spanish SDH subtitles; optional description for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a television documentary on PBS in 2011.
Copyright held by Prohibition Film Project.
Special features include, In the studio with Florentine Films, bonus scenes, interview outtakes.
Credits: Cinematographers, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Tricia Reidy, Erik Ewers, Ryan Gifford ; music, Wynton Marsalis.
Performer(s): Narrator: Peter Coyote. Voices, Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow, Oliver Platt, Campbell Scott.
Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital, surround, stereo.
Contents: Disc 1. Nation of drunkards, special features (94 min.) --
Disc 2. Nation of scofflaws (110 min.) --
Disc 3. Nation of hypocrites (114 min.).
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; WETA Television ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns.

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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. Raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality.

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