On #RepealDay, Remember "Prohibition Vogue" with Ken Burns, Dan Okrent, and Boardwalk Empire
Today is Repeal Day, the day went alcohol prohibition went bust.
Check out the video above, from 2010, in which we interview documentarian Ken Burns, who just released a PBS documentary on "the noble experiment" and author Daniel Okrent, whose great history Last Call, was the basis for the series.
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Here's the Burns interview: