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. It premieres on PBS October 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 8PM, but debuted last week on the iPhone and iPad to avoid competing with another TV series concerning prohibition: season two of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, reports the Hollywood Reporter.


“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. But the enshrining of a faith-driven moral code in the Constitution paradoxically caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality,” describes


We’ll be tuned in, drink in hand.