Prohibition: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Prohibition: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Ken Burns: Prohibition

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2011-10-02
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 3
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 14.99
From 37 Ratings


Discover the true story of America’s “Great Experiment.” Go beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum-runners, flappers and speakeasies to experience the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Prohibition. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.


Title Time Price
1 Episode 1 - A Nation of Drunkards 1:34:07 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Episode 2 - A Nation of Scofflaws 1:50:06 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Episode 3 - A Nation of Hypocrites 1:44:39 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes



  • Entertaining

    By gustavelifting
    Frankly, I find this entertaining and, i think, worth the money. Ken Burns is one of the best documentary filmmakers. The information presented is in a fun form. He goes deeply into the hypocrisy of the time. I am only up to the second video, and I would love to see the third. The jazz style music is also good. In short, these are great videos about a time in the history of America that needed to be explored. I watched both videos about two times each so far.
  • Why the Hell sooo Expensive??

    By goodpodcast
    Ridiculously expensive. I like to support good quality content with my hard-earned money, , but with these exorbitant prices I may have to go find the files for FREE elsewhere--and the download probably won't take as long.
  • Outstanding

    By The Dasher
    Anything from Ken Burns is worth watching!! His work is outstanding!!
  • SD / HD … same price?

    By elantravelpix
    Why is the standard definition the same price as the high definition? For all TV Shows on iTunes, the SD formats are priced cheaper than the HD format. Except for 'Prohibition'. Why?
  • Best documentary ever!

    By Krellivan
    Great series! Buy it or watch every episode of these great documentaries. Ken Burns is a true hero!
  • History does repeat itself

    By muzzypat
    I sure hope that our Representatives and Senators in Congress are paying attention to this this. Truly history does repeat itself. Attitudes can not be legislated. It's hard to govern such a large country, and Burns shows the foibles and successes of the Prohibition period. I was shocked at the comparisons to what is going on today. This show is a must see!
  • Prohibition

    By brucesanders
    Another great Ken Burns TV Show! Very interesting and informative
  • Ken Burns is in form again

    By ATLRod
    This is yet another great work from Ken Burns. The depth of the knowledge gained from his research is astounding. I am a fan for life. Congratulations, Mr. Burns, on yet another triumph. Rodney