>> Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Greetings, fellow inebriates,
Today, as I was perusing a local book store, a paperback edition of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent caught my eye. As a devotee of alky-related pop culture, I was naturally intrigued--even more so when I read the callout on the cover:
"FEATURED IN KEN BURNS' PBS DOCUMENTARY PROHIBITION"
After a bit of digging I discovered that Prohibition is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (who worked together previously on The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The War, and other projects). It is scheduled to air at a yet unnamed date in the fall. Color me intrigued.
When I know more, you'll know more. In the meantime, here is a sneak preview of the series from PBS:
More info on the upcoming series can also be found here: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/