NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Former "Today" show co-host Ann Curry is returning to television with a powerful new show that will debut this winter on PBS — and the first teaser trailer is out.
Curry's new series, "We'll Meet Again," reunites people who have lived through traumatic moments with the person who helped them the most.
“This series helps people separated by conflict, war and humanitarian disasters find each other again and reveals untold stories of courage, survival, friendship and even love,” said Curry. “This is human history, — not from the point of view of kings or politicians or generals — but of everyday people on the front lines of massive events they have no way to control. Their stories tell us something about what we are made of.”
The trailer gives a sneak peek at the six-part series, which was produced by Blink Films in partnership with Ann Curry’s media venture.
"Exploring some of history’s most dramatic events from across the globe through the personal stories of those who experienced them, the series brings together people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments," PBS said in a statement.
Executive produced and reported by Curry, each episode of "We'll Meet Again" reveals the powerful bonds forged among people who now, against the odds, have the opportunity to reunite with those who transformed their lives, PBS said.
The stories range from a Vietnam War baby desperate to find the American father she last saw 40 years ago to the military chaplain who helped a stranger through the trauma of 9/11, from a Japanese-American girl interned in 1942 who never forgot the classmate who helped her during her darkest hours to civil rights workers whose lives were forever changed by the deep relationships they formed in the 1960s South.
The series is named for the 1939 British song of the same name made famous during World War II by Vera Lynn, and later recorded by Johnny Cash.
Curry, an award-winning journalist, is a former NBC News anchor and international correspondent.
"We'll Meet Again" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. on PBS.
Click here for the show's official website.
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