LEWIS AND CLARK
The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Narrated by Hal Holbrook, and featuring the voices of Matthew Broderick, Alan Arkin, and Sam Waterston, the two-part documentary uses journal excerpts, original illustrations of wildlife and plants, period maps, and commentary by historians, writers, and geographers to provide a detailed, and often suspenseful, account of the expedition’s scientific discoveries, their encounters with Native Americans, and the feeling of awe they experienced as they unlocked the wealth of the West. DVD features: conversation with Ken Burns and behind-the-scenes look at his filmmaking; a “making-of” Lewis and Clark featurette; and Charlie Rose interviews with Burns, producer Dayton Duncan, and author Stephen Ambrose.
7 and up
Total time: 4 hours