The rise, rule and fall of Prohibition on WLRN-TV

Sep 18, 2014

Prohibition - A Nation of Hypocrites (8 pm)

Credit Library of Congress

This compelling series tells the story of Prohibition, America's "Great Experiment", and raises questions on individual rights and responsibilities which are just as relevant now as they were then.

In "A NATION OF HYPOCRITES" support for Prohibition diminishes in the mid-1920s and the playfulness of sneaking around for a drink gives way to disenchantment with its glaring unintended consequences. Once the Great Depression sets in, Americans begin to re-examine their priorities. By December of 1933, Prohibition's reign finally comes to an end under President Franklin D Roosevelt, and for the first time in thirteen years, Americans can legally buy a drink.

Vera - The Crow Trap (10 pm)

At an isolated cottage, three women come together for an environmental survey: team leader Rachael Lambert, betrayed by her lover; botanist Anne Preece, indulging in some deception of her own; and Grace Fulwell with secrets of her own. And Inspector Vera Stanhope, investigating a suicide.