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KTTZ's documentary "Life. Hope. Courage: Stories of Cancer" premiered during a special event at The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. "Life. Hope. Courage" is the story of the people who show courage in their fight, hope in their resiliency, and celebrate life. After the film a panel and town hall discussion was held, the panel was moderated by Health Sciences Center President Tedd Mitchell, M.D.

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When President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon, he doubled the country's size. The sudden western expansion of the United States--and rumors of a Northwest Passage that would link the Atlantic with the Pacific--motivated Jefferson to find the great byway to the West. He appropriated $2,500 for the journey and commissioned his secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to the task of revealing the West. Lewis asked his old friend, William Clark, and a group of rough frontiersmen to join the expedition, now called the Corps of Discovery.