Unscripted

MIPTV Picks 2013: How Booze Built America

Mike Rowe takes us on a fun yet fact-filled journey, akin to taking a historic pub crawl via time machine.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Partners: Produced by Karga 7 Pictures for Discovery Channel U.S.; distributed internationally by GRB Entertainment

Length: 3 x 60 minutes

Premiered: September 2012 (Discovery Channel, U.S.)

Rights available: Worldwide excl. U.S.

Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe takes us on a fun yet fact-filled journey, akin to taking a historic pub crawl via time machine, with the aim of revealing the role of alcohol in major events in American history. Whether he’s quaffing a pint during the American Revolution, drinking a beer on the Mayflower with the Pilgrims (it was safer than drinking water, apparently), or downing a shot during the moon landing, Rowe still retains enough of his faculties to guide the viewer on a tour of U.S. history, as seen from the bottom of a glass. You could say it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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