Unfinished Journey: The Lewis and Clark Expedition Premieres on Southeast Public Radio

Cape Girardeau, Mo., December 21, 2005 – Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air Unfinished Journey: The Lewis & Clark Expedition, a 13-part series of hour-long programs that trace Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s historic journey. Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with Lewis & Clark College, and distributed by Public Radio International, the series will begin airing Sunday, January 1st at 9:00 a.m., following Weekend Edition Sunday. It is one of several initiatives commemorating the 200th anniversary of this defining event in the development of America.

Unfinished Journey is a fascinating series,” says General Manager Dan Woods, “engaging, balanced, full of surprises, and thoroughly researched. It will enlighten and entertain, and I’m very pleased to make it available in our area.”

Unfinished Journey: The Lewis and Clark Expedition is a 13-part series hosted by Peter Coyote that documents a journey that revealed much of the young nation to itself. Drawing on the expertise of historians, musicians, Native American specialists, storytellers, and others, Unfinished Journey illuminates and personalizes the monumental expedition. Each themed hour-long episode opens with a period “newscast” to establish the context for what follows, and fully develops its theme to reveal the profound impact that the expedition had on American history as well as its enduring influence on contemporary life.

Unfinished Journey: The Lewis & Clark Expedition is produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with Lewis & Clark College and is distributed nationally by Public Radio International. It is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

KRCU 90.9 FM is an affiliate of both Public Radio International and American Public Media. Southeast Public Radio is celebrating 15 years as a National Public Radio member station. The station is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. More information about KRCU 90.9 FM can found at http://www.krcu.org/.