In November 1997, PBS broadcast Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, a two-episode, four-hour documentary. It achieved the second-highest ratings in PBS history (topped only by The Civil War). Since then, it has been continually rebroadcast by PBS stations.
Restoring Lewis & Clark is critical, as the 16mm film negatives and the original analog sound elements are vulnerable to degrading over time. In order to save this story for posterity, and bring it to vivid life as never before for tens of millions of American viewers, The Better Angels Society is seeking to raise $500,000.