New documentary series on Prohibition features Kirkland bootlegger's son
September 30, 2011 · Updated 1:19 PM
A new documentary series on the 1920s Prohibition era features a Kirkland man whose father was a bootlegger.
The miniseries "Prohibition" by filmmaker Ken Burns and co-director Lynn Novick premieres at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 on PBS.
According to Seattle Met, the documentary features a Kirkland man whose "rum-running father never forgot his strangely scrupulous boss."
Edwin Hunt's father worked as chief lieutenant to a cop named Roy Olmstead, also known as the "Good Bootlegger."
Authorities indicted Olmstead and 20 other men - including Hunt's father - in 1927, according to the article.
The three-part series, which begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 2-4, features "A Nation of Drunkards," "A Nation of Scofflaws" and "A Nation of Hypocrites." For more information about the documentary and the story of Prohibition in the Northwest, including a map of historic Puget Sound speakeasies, visit KCTS9.org/prohibition.