Lewis & Clark: the journey of the Corps of Discovery

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This Ken Burns documentary, narrated by Hal Holbrook, chronologically traces the well-documented 1804-06 military expedition of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and Lt. William Clark (1770-1838) to survey newly acquired lands and seek a Northwest Passage. Ordered by Thomas Jefferson (who labeled it the Corps of Discovery), the expedition was approved by Congress in 1803, and several dozen men were trained in Illinois in the winter of 1803-04. On May 14, 1804, the explorers departed from St. Louis, heading up the Missouri River by keelboat and continuing westward over the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific. Ken Burns spent almost four years on this project, retracing the route with cameras capturing mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and forests at the same time of year as first seen by Lewis and Clark. Traditional and Native American music provides an accompaniment to the grandeur of these vast vistas, while Stephen Ambrose and other historians offer illuminating anecdotes. Paintings and maps are intercut, but unlike other Burns documentaries, few archival photos are included (since photography was not invented until decades later). Reenactments, seen at a distance, are also kept at a bare minimum. The four-hour film premiered as a PBS two-parter on November 4-5, 1997. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID0d45acf9-a701-c505-c634-e4e1b2d51b48
Grouping Titlelewis clark the journey of the corps of discovery
Grouping Authorflorentine films
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-11-15 12:35:20PM
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auth_author2Arkin, Adam,
Barnes, Paul, 1951-
Broderick, Matthew, 1962-
Burns, Ken, 1953-
Cardinal, Tantoo,
Conway, Kevin,
Duncan, Dayton,
Duncan, Dayton.
Ewers, Erik,
Ewers, Erik.
Guyer, Murphy,
Holbrook, Hal,
Holbrook, Hal.
Moore, Allen,
Squires, Buddy,
Waterston, Sam,
author2-roleArkin, Adam,voice actor.
Barnes, Paul,1951-
Barnes, Paul,1951-editor of moving image work.
Broderick, Matthew,1962-voice actor.
Burns, Ken,1953-
Burns, Ken,1953-film director,film producer,director of photography.
Burns, Ken,1953-producer,director.
Burns, Ken,1953-|Production personnel
Cardinal, Tantoo,voice actor.
Conway, Kevin,voice actor.
Duncan, Dayton,producer,screenwriter.
Duncan, Dayton,screenwriter.
Duncan, Dayton.
Ewers, Erik,editor of moving image work.
Ewers, Erik.
Florentine Films,production company.
Florentine Films.
Guyer, Murphy,voice actor.
Holbrook, Hal,narrator.
Holbrook, Hal.
Holbrook, Hal.|Narrator
Moore, Allen,director of photography.
PBS DVD (Firm)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Squires, Buddy,director of photography.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.),production compnay.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Waterston, Sam,voice actor.
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subject_facetClark, William, -- 1770-1838
DVD-Video discs
Discoveries in geography
Documentary television programs
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806)
Lewis, Meriwether, -- 1774-1809
Nonfiction films
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
United States
United States -- Discovery and exploration
United States, West
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
title_displayLewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery
title_fullLewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery / a film by Ken Burns ; a [production of] Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery / a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan
Lewis & Clark [electronic resource] : the journey of the Corps of Discovery / a film by Ken Burns ; a [production of] Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan
Lewis & Clark [videorecording] : the journey of the Corps of Discovery / a film by Ken Burns ; a [production of] Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan
title_shortLewis & Clark
title_subthe journey of the Corps of Discovery
topic_facetClark, William
DVD-Video discs
Description and travel
Discoveries in geography
Discovery and exploration
Documentary television programs
Lewis, Meriwether
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired