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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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