About the TV Show
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First Air Date: October 02, 2011
|First Aired on||:||2011|
|Created By||:||Ken Burns,Lynn Novick|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||3 episodes in 1 Seasons|
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.