Okrent has worn many hats in his career—veteran magazine editor, author, New York Times public editor,and founder of Rotisserie League Baseball. Okrent made several appearances in Ken Burns's Baseball documentary and will appear in Burns' upcoming documentary on Prohibition. Last Call tells the story of how a nation with a history of heavy drinking enacted a ban on the sale of alcohol that lasted nearly 13 years.
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