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: