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Lewis & Clark: The Journey Of The Corps Of Discovery

Airs Sundays, July 21 & 28, 2013 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Promotional photo of a map and compass for the film, "Lewis & Clark: The Journey Of The Corps Of Discovery." This film tells the remarkable story of the United States' first exploration of the West, a voyage of danger and discovery from St. Louis to the headwaters of the Missouri River, over the Continental Divide to the Pacific. Hal Holbrook narrates.

Courtesy of John Clymer

"Buffalo Gangue" by John Clymer.

Courtesy of Montana Historical Society

"York" by Charles M. Russell.

Sent by President Thomas Jefferson to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the most important expedition in American history — a voyage of danger and discovery from St. Louis to the headwaters of the Missouri River, over the Continental Divide to the Pacific. It was the United States’ first exploration of the West and one of the nation’s most enduring adventures.

"Lewis & Clark: The Journey Of The Corps Of Discovery," a two-part program, tells the remarkable story of the entire corps — not just the two famous captains, but the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark’s African-American slave and the Shoshone woman, Sacagawea, who brought along her infant son.

This film is by Ken Burns and Hal Holbrook narrates. "Lewis & Clark: The Journey Of The Corps Of Discovery" is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, D.C.

Lewis & Clark - Preview

Follow Lewis and Clark’s 19th-century voyage of danger and discovery from St. Louis to the Pacific. 7/9/2013

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sherryengberg | July 31, 2013 at 1:59 p.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

We thoroughly enjoyed Lewis and Clark:the Journey of the Corps of Discovery. It is a magnificent documentary.
When will it air again?
Sherry Engberg

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