Prohibition – The documentary

Do you love to drink alcoholic beverages? Do you live in the US? Statistics, Internet traffic reports and common sense tell us that the answer to both questions is yes for most of you. We’re a boozy, flag-waving bunch, aren’t we? Can I get a “hell, yeah!”?

Do you love long, multi-part documentaries about events that happened generations ago? Do you love to wallow in history and examine the motives and motivations of people long since dead? Okay, maybe not but, still, you probably want to pay attention to this one.

Prohibition will be aired on PBS stations across the US beginning next week on Monday. This is one of those documentaries from Ken Burns so, if you’ve seen his work on the Civil War, jazz or baseball, you know it’s going to be interesting as well as quality.

Personally, I’m quite excited about this documentary. I’ve read many histories and accounts of this near unimaginable time in our nation’s history when alcohol was illegal. But, Burns has a way of making these times past seem so alive. I’m especially fascinated by the political and social climate that led to Prohibition so I’ll be interested to see how he handles that period.

So, step away from the computer now. Go to your TV, set your DVR to record this show, and watch it with a legal beer you love.

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