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Media Alert: OPB documentary featuring Mitch Reyes premieres November 17

November 17, 2008

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The Lewis & Clark Expedition was a pivotal moment in American history. But the story of York, a slave to William Clark and comrade on this journey, has been obscured by omission and stereotype. “Searching for York,” a film produced for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Experience, paints a portrait of this unofficial member of the Corps of Discovery as it discusses the ways in which history is written.

Assistant Professor of Communication Mitch Reyes contributes his expertise in the field of public memory to the program.

The documentary debuts on OPB on November 17th at 9:00 p.m. “Searching for York” will be re-broadcast on Wednesday the 19th at 3:00 a.m. and Sunday the 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

Click the image to view a trailer at OPB’s website.

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