Prohibition (2011)


The history of the rise, rule and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the entire era it encompassed (1920-33). After nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve the lives of all citizens by protecting individuals, families and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse; but paradoxically it made millions of people rethink their definition of morality.

Score: 8.2/10 from 24 votes
First Air Date: 2011-10-02
Last Air Date: 2011-10-04
Total Seasons: 1
Total Episodes: 3
Status: Ended
Network: PBS

All Seasons

Season 0
First air date: 2011-06-26
Season 1
First air date: 2011-10-02


Peter Coyote
as Himself - Narrator (voice)
Noah Feldman
as Himself - Legal Scholar
Catherine Gilbert Murdock
as Herself - Historian
Pete Hamill
as Himself - Historian
Michael Lerner
as Himself - Historian
William Leuchtenburg
as Himself - Historian
Daniel Okrent
as Himself - Writer
Jack Roche
as Himself - Resident of Chicago
Adam Arkin
as Voice (voice)
Philip Bosco
as Voice (voice)
Patricia Clarkson
as Voice (voice)
Kevin Conway
as Voice (voice)
Blythe Danner
as Voice (voice)
Paul Giamatti
as Voice (voice)
Tom Hanks
as Voice (voice)
Jeremy Irons
as Voice (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson
as Voice (voice)
John Lithgow
as Voice (voice)
Josh Lucas
as Voice (voice)
Amy Madigan
as Voice (voice)
Carolyn McCormick
as Voice (voice)
Oliver Platt
as Voice (voice)
Campbell Scott
as Voice (voice)
Frances Sternhagen
as Voice (voice)
Sam Waterston
as Voice (voice)
Joanne Tucker
as Voice (voice)


Production Sarah Botstein Producer
Production Karen Kenton Producer
Production Jean Lane Producer
Production Lynn Novick Producer
Editing Erik Ewers Editor
Editing Ryan Gifford Editor
Editing Tricia Reidy Editor
Costume & Make-Up Maria Torfeld Makeup Artist
Production Ken Burns Executive Producer
Camera Buddy Squires Director of Photography
Sound David Cieri Original Music Composer
Directing Christopher Darling Assistant Director
Production Ken Burns Producer
Sound Doug Wamble Original Music Composer
Sound Wynton Marsalis Original Music Composer
Sound Wynton Marsalis Music Arranger
Production Mike Welt Co-Producer
Production McKay McFadden Associate Producer
Lighting Anthony Savini Gaffer
Sound Dominick Tavella Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Scott Harber Sound Recordist
Sound Mark Roy Sound Recordist
Sound Robert Silverthorne Sound Recordist
Sound John Zecca Sound Recordist
Sound David Obermeyer Sound Recordist