Finally – the long awaited Ken Burns’ series – PROHIBITION! Scheduled over three nights in October, and repeating later the same evening and again later in the month, this documentary knits everything together – how the movement started, why people felt compelled to enact the law, why it failed, and its social impacts. Flappers, gangsters, bootleggers, set against the glittering backdrop of the 1920s – its history at its best! You’ll marvel at the story, and especially, its resemblance to many issues today.
Thanks to production funding from members LIKE YOU and our production endowment, we’re also able to present the story of Wyoming during prohibition. Produced by Deborah and Greg Hammons of Worland, “Prohibition in Wyoming” archives the research and scholarship of University of Wyoming history professor Dr. Phil Roberts, and memories of many Wyoming people on this turbulent time in Wyoming. On Sunday, October 2, at 7 PM join us for Part 1 of Ken Burns’ PROHIBITION, followed by PROHIBITION IN WYOMING, at 8:45 PM. Part 1 of Ken Burns’ series then repeats starting at 9:15 PM (and if you miss the premiere of the Wyoming story, it repeats on Thursday, October 6 at 7 PM.
We’re also excited to announce that with your donations during our June pledge drive, and other gifts, we were able to deposit $74,616 in private donations into our production endowment (which was matched by state funds). With these gifts and state match-endowment in Cheyenne! Quite phenomenal – proving again how important local programs are to you – our Wyoming citizens. As this endowment continues to grow, we’ll all reap the benefits of this funding stream for quality local content.
Love the theatre? Music? Ballet? On Friday evenings at 8 PM, look forward to the PBS Arts Fall Festival – a nice way to celebrate the end of the week! Again, thanks for all your support!