Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the three-part documentary series Prohibition at 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the era it encompassed.
Part one of Prohibition on Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m, A Nation of Drunkards, depicts the rise of the temperance campaign following the end of the Civil War, which proves to be both celebratory for prohibitionists as well as dissatisfying in regards to enforcing the 18th Amendment.
Part two of Prohibition on Monday at 7 and 9 p.m. tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the era it encompassed. Part two of the series, A Nation of Scofflaws, examines the problems of enforcing Prohibition laws in 1920, as millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight.
Part three of Prohibition on Tuesday at 7 and 9 p.m., tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the era it encompassed. Part three of the series, A Nation of Hypocrites, examines the diminishing support for Prohibition in the mid-1920s as the playfulness of sneaking around for a drink gives way to disenchantment with its glaring unintended consequences.
Through DNA analysis and other research, Nature at 7 p.m. Wednesday chronicles the evolution of dogs and how they infiltrated human society on part one of “Dogs That Changed The World”.
Nova at 8 p.m. Wednesday attempts to answer the question: How did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Nova’s team of scientists reveals the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, that drove medieval builders ever upward on “Building The Great Cathedrals”.
Nova at 9 p.m. Wednesday presents “Quest for Solomon’s Mines”, an investigation of the illuminated legend King Solomon that reveals the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty Biblical kingdoms.
Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
Joe Klein, who covers national and international politics in his award-winning “In the Area” column for TIME, talks to Evan Smith on Overheard at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Bion Tsang and Anton Nel perform selections from their CD collaboration Brahms Cello Sonatas and Four Hungarian Dances on Arts In Context at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
From landscape photography to performance theater Western Perspective at 8 p.m. Thursday takes a journey to the creative side of West Texas.
Join Chet Garner as he travels to Brenham, Texas to experience the home of Blue Bell Ice Cream, a 100 dollar hamburger, and a bike ride around Lake Sommerville on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.