Prohibition – A Nation of Drunkards – Sunday at 8 pm

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discussing the Prohibition documentary series at Mershon Auditorium with panel moderator Fred Andrle, Kevin Boyle from OSU History and Mike Neblo from OSU Political Science. The discussion was taped Sept. 22nd and airs October 5th at 10 pm on WOSU PLUS - our digital channel.(Photo: Kevin Fitzsimons, Ohio State)
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discussing the Prohibition documentary series at Mershon Auditorium with panel moderator Fred Andrle, Kevin Boyle from OSU History and Mike Neblo from OSU Political Science. The discussion was taped Sept. 22nd and airs October 5th at 10 pm on WOSU PLUS - our digital channel.(Photo: Kevin Fitzsimons, Ohio State)

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!

Comments
  • 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.