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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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