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How Booze Built America

Season 1
2012TV-14
Mike Rowe explores the relationship between history, alcohol, taverns and American culture throughout the ages.
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Mike RowePaul Revere
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  1. 1. America's Revolution
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    September 19, 2012
    42min
    TV-14
    Starting with the Pilgrims' emergency beer run, Mike Rowe goes on the ultimate bar crawl to show how alcohol shaped America’s colonial life, caused the Boston Tea Party and played a major role in leading to the Revolutionary War.
  2. 2. Westward, Ho!
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    September 26, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Mike Rowe explores how alcohol helped push the US westward, where mountain men and Johnny Appleseed paved the way for liquored-up cowboys to shoot each other at the OK Corral.
  3. 3. To the Moon!
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    October 3, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Mike Rowe shows how liquor helped progress the Space Race, leading to the moon landing. Plus, Prohibition leads to bootlegging and inspires a national pastime, and crime gets organized, thanks to the US government and alcohol.

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discovery plus Adventure