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American History / Lewis Death #167933

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 05, 1996
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The reenactment of the first leg of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition noted.

(Hohenwald, Tennessee: Erin Hayes) The examination anew of the mysterious death of explorer Meriwether Lewis and whether it was murder or suicide featured. ["Undaunted Courage" author Stephen AMBROSE - cites the reasons why Lewis probably killed himself.] Test firing of single-shell pistols like that which killed Lewis shown. [Forensic scientists Lucien HAAG, James STARRS - raise issues of evidence.] [Tennessee coroner's juror Carolyn HENSLEY - says the body should be exhumed.]

Hayes, Erin;
Sawyer, Forrest

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