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.
As part of the community engagement for PROHIBITION, WETA and PBS have partnered with The National Constitution Center (NCC) to support a national conversation about civility & democracy in America. WETA will award up to fifteen $5,000 grants to stations to create engagement campaigns using Prohibition as a historical lens to explore the role of dissent and protest in America in order to contextualize and address the current state of public discourse and the issue of civility.
WETA and the National Center for Media Engagement partnered for a webinar to provide an overview of the PROHIBITION project and offer examples from stations already working on community engagement efforts surrounding the broadcast.
Grant RFP available here.
Note: PROHIBITION broadcasts October 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS.