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Prohibition

Author: Ken BurnsLynn NovickGeoffrey C WardSarah BotsteinPeter CoyoteAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : PBS Home Video, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView 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 television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Historical television programs
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Lynn Novick; Geoffrey C Ward; Sarah Botstein; Peter Coyote; Philip Bosco; Patricia Clarkson; Kevin Conway; Blythe Danner; Tom Hanks; Jeremy Irons; John Lithgow; Josh Lucas; Amy Madigan; Carolyn McCormick; Campbell Scott; Frances Sternhagen; Sam Waterston; Paul Giamatti; Oliver Platt; Adam Arkin; Samuel L Jackson; Joanne Tucker; Tricia Reidy; Erik Ewers; Ryan Gifford; Buddy Squires; Allen Moore; Stephen McCarthy, (Cinematographer); Wynton Marsalis; David Cieri; Florentine Films,; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.),; PBS Home Video,
ISBN: 1608834301 9781608834303
OCLC Number: 759211630
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles ; subtitled in English and Spanish for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH].
Notes: Videodisc release of the 2011 television mini-series.
Special features: In the studio with Florentine Films; Bonus scenes; Interview outtakes.
Credits: Edited by Tricia Reidy, Erik Ewers, Ryan Gifford ; cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore and Stephen McCarthy ; music written or arranged by Wynton Marsalis ; original music written and performed by David Cieri.
Performer(s): Narrated by Peter Coyote ; voices, Philip Bosco, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Conway, Blythe Danner, Tom Hanks, Jeremy Irons, John Lithgow, Josh Lucas, Amy Madigan, Carolyn McCormick, Campbell Scott, Frances Sternhagen, Sam Waterston, Paul Giamatti, Oliver Platt, Adam Arkin, Samuel L. Jackson, Joanne Tucker.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : DVD video, sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; Region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.
Contents: Disc 1: A nation of drunkards ; Special features --
Disc 2: A nation of scofflaws --
Disc 3: A nation of hypocrites.
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA Washington, DC ; executive producer, Ken Burns.

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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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