Prohibition – A Nation of Drunkards – Sunday at 8 pm

| September 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

The newest Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary is interesting, thought-provoking, and sometimes quite funny.  We know that alcohol has been part of American culture for a long time, but did you know that the average American over 15 years of age consumed nearly 7 gallons of pure alcohol a year in the mid-1800s?  That’s three times as much as today.  Alcoholism swept the country and the result was a movement  that would divide the country and create the term organized crime.  See the role Westerville, Ohio had on the march toward prohibition.  Watch the Prohibition series this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 8 pm on WOSU TV.

Watch Ken Burns on the COLBERT REPORT from Wednesday night!

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Category: Documentaries, Ohio State University, WOSU General

  • Dhubin

    This was a terrific event. I was there but I plan to watch it again when it airs on October 5.

    • Tom Rieland

      Thanks for coming! Hope you enjoyed Prohibition. Ken and Lynn are truly amazing.