About the Show
This four-part documentary series by Ken Burns tells the story of the momentous journey that began in 1804 when Meriwether Lewis and William Clark headed up the Missouri River to explore America's unknown spaces. The series reflects their bond of friendship as well as their vision of the West as it was before the rest of the nation followed them and changed it forever. Extensive use is made of archive material and the stunning cinematography portrays the beauty of the land itself. Part 1 of 4.