Season Premiere Tuesday, November 13 at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS
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|Ann Curry ©photo by Stephanie Berger|
“We knew these stories would be powerful, but we didn’t know they would resonate with viewers as much as they have,” said Curry. “Several times a week now, wherever I go, people stop me to say they’ve been touched by these stories. There is something about seeing others rise when faced with challenges that wake you up to what is possible in you. The most common comment I get is, ‘This is what we need to hear now.’”
Below is the full schedule:
“Saved in Vietnam”
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8:00-9:00 PM ET
Two veterans of the war in Vietnam search for the heroes who saved them. Dave, a three-tour Army officer, hopes to find the helicopter pilot who answered his desperate Mayday call when he was shot down on the Vietnam-Cambodia border, saving his life and those of his men. Roger longs to thank the pioneering doctor who saved his leg from amputation when he was wounded while performing guard duty in 1967.
“Surviving the Holocaust”
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 8:00-9:00 PM ET
Two men who survived the Holocaust search for those who gave them hope in their darkest days. One wants to find the friend he left behind when he abandoned their plan to move to Israel. The other hopes a 70-year-old photograph will reunite him with a girl who was his first friend.
“Great Alaskan Earthquake”
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 8:00-9:00 PM ET
On March 27, 1964, the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America struck Alaska, causing catastrophic damage and 131 fatalities. Two children who survived search for childhood friends whose families moved away immediately after the quake. Michelle wants to thank a friend and her mom for shielding her from harm, and Dan searches for a former Little League teammate.
“Korean War Brothers in Arms”
Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 8:00-9:00 PM. ET
Although the fighting in the Korean War ceased in 1953, two men have never forgotten the comrades who helped them make it through tough times. Jim wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and Tony hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.
“Escape from Cuba”
Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 8:00-9:00 PM ET
In 1959, Fidel Castro’s regime came to power, changing the lives of the Cuban people. Two men who fled the country as children seek to find those who helped them settle in the U.S. Nelson left Cuba in 1961 as part of Operation Pedro Pan and hopes to reconnect with the family who took him in, while Juan looks for the shrimp boat captain who brought him and his family to safety during the Mariel boatlift in 1980.
“The Fight for Women’s Rights”
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 9:00-10:00 PM ET
In the 1970s and 80s, many women were active in the movement for gender equality in the workplace and at home. Two women who faced these challenges search for the friends and mentors who changed their lives. Lynn, the first flight attendant to become a commercial pilot, hopes to find the first female pilot she ever met, while activist Zoe searches for the feminist leader who inspired her to join a demonstration and hunger strike.