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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery


Florentine Films and WETA

Series Description

This four-hour television documentary chronicles the four-year journey of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to the uncharted American West. Starting out with $2,500, their small expedition traveled thousands of miles, experiencing the lands, rivers, and peoples that no Americans had ever seen before.


General Motors Corporation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), William T. Kemper Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Travel Montana

Educational Outreach Budget Range

Medium ($50K-$250K)

Educational Outreach "Producers"

PBS Online ( produced the Web site. Roger Los of Seattle, Wash., developed original graphic design and site development. Bean Creative completed site redevelopment and interactive activities. Blackbean Design developed the student activity sheet layout. Sunlight Design created the maps.


There were no external partners for this project.

In this section:

    Auschwitz: Inside the
    Nazi State

    Building Big

    Culture Shock



    In Search of Shakespeare

>  Lewis & Clark:
    The Journey of the
    Corps of Discovery

        Goals & Audience

        Outreach Elements


        Challenges &
        Lessons Learned

    My Journey Home

    The New Americans

    Poetic License


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