New Ken Burns series this fall on PBS Prohibition

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  1. The Wiser Hatter

    The Wiser Hatter I'll Lock Up

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    Ken Burns new series Prohibition.

    PROHIBITION is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.

    The culmination of nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the lives of all Americans, to protect individuals, families, and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse.

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    Lots of cool hats coming this fall.:)
    Premieres October 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2011 at 8 PM on PBS.

    [video=youtube_share;bJdKK6L8Z2o]http://youtu.be/bJdKK6L8Z2o[/video]

    sneak peek July 28th at 9pm est on PBS
     
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  2. MikePotts

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    Nice Hats!

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  3. The Wiser Hatter

    The Wiser Hatter I'll Lock Up

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    We will see an uptake of people looking for that hat in episode 2.:)
     
  4. Heather

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    Oooo! I'll be interested to see this!
     
  5. That looks excellent :D

    That has to be one of the dumbest laws ever, but what a great time.....
     
  6. Rats Riley

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    I honestly can't wait!

    All of his documentaries (The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, and The West) were just incredible!

    Rumor has it he's going to do one on The Dust Bowl?
     
  7. GracieRose

    GracieRose New in Town

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    This is gonna be great! I can't wait. . .
     
  8. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Practically Family

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    That looks great! Too bad it's not longer.

    And, I hope Burns does do a series on the "Dust Bowl." I love all of his mini-series.

    - Ian
     
  9. Rats Riley

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    Can you imagine the photography that this guy has probably compiled in order to make this documentary? I mean when you do a search on Prohibition, you tend to get the same images over and over again. So I can't wait to see what new pics he's dug up!
    http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/watch-video/#2022470300
    Check out some of this movie footage!


    Yeah... I don't think I'm going to wait til October to watch this. I think they go for like 30 bucks. This one might be worth owning?
     
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  10. The Wiser Hatter

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    The Dust Bowl, Fall 2012

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    The "dust bowl," words coined by an Associated Press reporter in 1935 to describe the southern plains that rain had forsaken, was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history – in which the heedless actions of thousands of individual farmers, encouraged by their government and influenced by global markets, resulted in a collective tragedy that nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.

    It was a decade-long natural catastrophe of Biblical proportions encompassing 100 million acres in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico – when the skies withheld their rains, when plagues of grasshoppers descended on parched fields, when bewildered families huddled in dark rooms while angry winds shook their homes and pillars of dust choked out the mid-day sun.

    It was an epic of human pain and suffering – young children struck down by "dust pneumonia," self-reliant fathers suddenly unable to provide for their families and mothers unable to feed them, followed by the largest exodus in the nation’s history, as 2.5 million desperate Americans left their homes and faced an unknown and often cruel future.

    And it is also the story of heroic perseverance; a study of the roles and limits of government; and a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us – a lesson we ignore at our peril.

    The Dust Bowl is directed and produced by Ken Burns and written and produced by Dayton Duncan. The film will be broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS in 2012.
     
  11. Happy Jack

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    Looking forward the this series. Should be Great!!!!
     
  12. Deco-Doll-1928

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    I'd love to see this too. Raise or hide your liquor! lol!

    I'm sure the one on the Dust Bowl is going to be good too, but I don't think I can watch that one. The last documentary I watched on the Dust Bowl nearly made me sick. Those poor people. :(
     
  13. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    The only problem I forsee is that everytime I see the commercial for the series, I want a Martini. It's going to get expensive by this fall.
     
  14. HadleyH

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    If and when it arrives in Australia I will watch it and record it for sure!:eusa_clap
     
  15. Rats Riley

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    Agreed!

    When I was studying photography I was of coarse indoctrinated with images by Dorthea Lange from the Dust Bowl. I remember my grandmother telling me stories and the way she would hold onto a brick of cheese and other food unfortunately even if it had mold starting. My God, what those folks went through... That was one tough generation!
     
  16. Lily Powers

    Lily Powers Practically Family

    Ken Burns, PBS, Prohibition documentary - how can you not love it? Definitely looking forward to it.
     
  17. LocktownDog

    LocktownDog Call Me a Cab

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    Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner! We can all be expected to meet at Sheeplady's house for drinks during the airing. Unless, of course, the gin was made in the bathtub. :D
     
  18. ^ Sounds like a great plan :D
     
  19. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Everybody is welcome! :D We keep a well stocked bar in an oak icebox. And it's not even bathtub gin- it's Beefeater!

    Somebody else needs to bring the snacks. And be forewarned, the last time I had overnight guests I made them dig out a 8' by 12' space for a patio in the backyard. So come early and bring work clothes. ;)
     
  20. conrad5157

    conrad5157 One of the Regulars

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    If you have access to The History Channel keep an eye out for The Black Blizzard. It's the best Dust Bowl documentary I've seen and I think as good as anything Burns has done in recent years.
     

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