Thursday, October 13, 2011

Burns and Novicks' Prohibition

I was asked by the Alcohol Drug Historical Society's blog Points to offer commentary on a portion of Ken Burn's "Prohibition" miniseries for PBS.  It was an honor to do so.  In the main, the miniseries was good....but only as a launching point for further discussion.  In large part, this has to do with being confined to just 3 nights.  But in other ways it has much more to do with what some of the assumptions behind the miniseries to begin with.

Here is my take on Episode 3:

One of the nice things about the miniseries though has been an increase in discussion about Prohibition.  Here is a recent article from the Indianapolis Star:

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