Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery

Format: DVD 2004
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Carnegie Library of Homestead AV DVD 917.8 Lewi
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Community Library of Castle Shannon DVD DVD 978 Lewis & Clark
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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
Additional Information
Subjects Lewis, Meriwether, -- 1774-1809.
Clark, William, -- 1770-1838.
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806)
United States -- Discovery and exploration.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Alexandria, Va.?] : Hollywood, Calif. :PBS Home Video ;2004
Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment,
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Contributors Burns, Ken, 1953-
Duncan, Dayton.
Holbrook, Hal.
Florentine Films.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
PBS Home Video.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Narrator, Hal Holbrook.
Other Contributors Editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
Closed captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally broadcast on PBS in 1997.
Special features include: Ken Burns: Making history; a Conversation with Ken Burns; the making of Lewis & Clark featurette; Charlie Rose interviews with Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Stephen Ambrose.
System Details DVD; region 1; NTSC; full screen presentation; Dolby Digital surround stereo.
Description 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color, black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1415702527
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