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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2 October 2011 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
How did a nation founded on rights ever go so wrong?
Plot:
The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Excellence throughout. See more (9 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [24])

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (3 episodes, 2011)
Pete Hamill ... Himself - Writer (3 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Gilbert Murdock ... Herself - Historian (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Lerner ... Himself - Historian (3 episodes, 2011)

Daniel Okrent ... Himself - Writer (3 episodes, 2011)
Noah Feldman ... Himself - Legal Scholar (3 episodes, 2011)
Jack Roche ... Himself - Resident of Chicago (3 episodes, 2011)
William Leuchtenburg ... Himself - Historian (3 episodes, 2011)

Patricia Clarkson ... Reader / ... (3 episodes, 2011)

John Lithgow ... Reader / ... (3 episodes, 2011)

Campbell Scott ... Reader (3 episodes, 2011)

Sam Waterston ... Reader (3 episodes, 2011)
John Paul Stevens ... Himself - Resident of Chicago (2 episodes, 2011)
Jonathan Eig ... Himself - Writer (2 episodes, 2011)
Margot Loines Wilkie ... Herself - Resident of Massachusetts (2 episodes, 2011)
Martin Marty ... Himself - Theologian (2 episodes, 2011)
Jack Clarke ... Himself - Resident of Chicago (2 episodes, 2011)
Ruth Proskauer Smith ... Herself - Resident of New York (2 episodes, 2011)
Edwin T. Hunt Jr. ... Himself - Resident of Seattle / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Joshua Zeitz ... Himself - Historian (2 episodes, 2011)

Philip Bosco ... Reader (2 episodes, 2011)
Kevin Conway ... Reader (2 episodes, 2011)

Tom Hanks ... Reader (2 episodes, 2011)

Josh Lucas ... Reader (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Ken Burns (3 episodes, 2011)
Lynn Novick (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Geoffrey C. Ward (3 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Sarah Botstein .... producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Ken Burns .... executive producer / producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Elle Carriere .... coordinating producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Karen Kenton .... producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Jean Lane .... producer (3 episodes, 2011)
McKay McFadden .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Lynn Novick .... producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Mike Welt .... co-producer (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
David Cieri (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Buddy Squires (3 episodes, 2011)

Stephen McCarthy (unknown episodes)
Allen Moore (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Erik Ewers (3 episodes, 2011)
Ryan Gifford (3 episodes, 2011)
Tricia Reidy (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Maria Torfeld .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Dalton Delan .... executive in charge of production (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Darling .... assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Francis X. Coakley .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Erik Ewers .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Scott Harber .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Dave Mast .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Jacob Ribicoff .... music editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Brian Roth .... voice over recording (3 episodes, 2011)
Mark Roy .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Rob Silverthorne .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Suarez .... audio prelay (3 episodes, 2011)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Lou Verrico .... voice over recording (3 episodes, 2011)
John Zecca .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Beardsley .... technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Bob Bushfield .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Kathy Gallo .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Ned Hallick .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Sarah L. Hendrick .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Peter Kuttner .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Stephen McCarthy .... additional cinematographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Allen Moore .... additional cinematographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Joe Morrone .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Mortell .... video technician (3 episodes, 2011)
John M. Roche .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
John Romeo .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Anthony Savini .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Jill Tufts .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Evan Barlow .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
John Dowdell .... colorist (3 episodes, 2011)
Peter Heady .... finishing artist (3 episodes, 2011)
Ted Raviv .... apprentice editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Richard Rubin .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Margaret Shepardson-Legere .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Tim Spitzer .... hd supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Estelle Bajou .... violin (3 episodes, 2011)
David Cieri .... musician: piano (3 episodes, 2011)
Vincent Gardner .... musician: trombone (3 episodes, 2011)
Victor Goines .... musician: clarinet (3 episodes, 2011)
Carlos Henriquez .... musician: bass (3 episodes, 2011)
Ali Jackson .... musician: drums (3 episodes, 2011)
Dan Morgenstern .... music consultant (3 episodes, 2011)
Dan Nimmer .... musician: piano (3 episodes, 2011)
Marcus Printup .... musician: trumpet (3 episodes, 2011)
Wynton Marsalis .... music arranger / musician: trumpet (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Lisa Andracke .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Barnes .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Dayton Duncan .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Julie Dunfey .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Gilbert Murdock .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Robert N. Gold .... legal services (3 episodes, 2011)
Anne Harrington .... media director (3 episodes, 2011)
Lisa Hartjens .... research assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Brenda Heath .... financial advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Mike Hill .... research assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Craig Impink .... developer (3 episodes, 2011)
Kim Klein .... developer (3 episodes, 2011)
Patty Lawlor .... financial officer (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Lerner .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
William Leuchtenburg .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Valerie Marcus .... legal services (3 episodes, 2011)
Martin Marty .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Dave Mast .... technical director (3 episodes, 2011)
David Mcmahon .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Okrent .... senior creative consultant (3 episodes, 2011)
Drew Patrick .... legal services (3 episodes, 2011)
Polly Pettit .... research assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
John Russick .... program advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Colleen Sackheim .... transcriptor (3 episodes, 2011)
Stacey Schwartz .... project manager (3 episodes, 2011)
David S. Thompson .... project director (3 episodes, 2011)
Kim Tomadjoglou .... research assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Geoffrey C. Ward .... senior advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Kathryn Wilson .... project manager (3 episodes, 2011)
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Excellence throughout., 19 June 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is the latest documentary series from Ken Burns--the docu-god for Public Broadcasting. Not surprisingly, with his amazing reputation for perfection, he was able to once again get many of America's top actors to provide their voice talents to the shows--such as Tom Hanks, Sam Waterston and Blythe Danner. And, like so many PBS documentaries, Peter Coyote narrates more than capably.

The miniseries consists of three episodes. The first is about the background leading to Prohibition--the temperance movement and problems with alcohol over-consumption. It also ends with the implementation of the Constitutional Amendment. Part Two is about the practical aspects of the law. The difficulty in enforcement is due to a lack of widespread support, loopholes in the law as well as the way the law actually ENCOURAGED the growth of organized crime. Part Three is about the rising dislike of the law that led to its repeal.

Overall, it's yet another very good series by Ken Burn and is among the best shows you can find on the topic. Well worth your time--and it manages to make an educational show fun...of sorts.

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