Season 2, Episode 1 Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

First Aired: November 4, 1997

Part 1 of Burns' two-part 1997 chronicle of “the most important expedition in American history"---Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's 1804-06 exploration of the West, up the Missouri River and then by land to the Pacific Ocean. Included: comments by historian Stephen E. Ambrose, and authors William Least Heat-Moon and Dayton Duncan (who wrote and co-produced the film). Hal Holbrook narrates. Voices include Adam Arkin (Lewis), Murphy Guyer (Clark), Sam Waterston (Thomas Jefferson) and Matthew Broderick (John Ordway).

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  • Premiered: October 6, 2002
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  • Premise: A series of documentaries by Ken Burns, including 'The Statue of Liberty,' 'Brooklyn Bridge,' 'Thomas Jefferson' and episodes of 'Jazz' and 'Baseball.' (more)

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