WE'LL MEET AGAIN: Season 1
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Executive produced and reported by Ann Curry, each episode of WE’LL MEET AGAIN reveals the powerful bonds forged among people who now, against the odds, have the chance to reunite with someone who transformed their life.
The tides of history can disrupt lives, throwing strangers together or tearing loved ones apart. WE’LL MEET AGAIN reveals these moving personal stories of hope, courage and love:
- A Vietnam War baby desperate to find the American father she last saw 40 years ago
- The military chaplain who helped a stranger through the trauma of 9/11
- A Japanese-American girl interned in 1942 who never forgot the classmate who helped her during her darkest hours
- Civil rights workers whose lives were forever changed by the deep relationships they formed in the 1960s South
WE’LL MEET AGAIN takes viewers on a journey of hope, searching for clues in marriage records and war and immigration documents, and combing archives to reunite those separated by time and distance.
“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.”
“WE’LL MEET AGAIN is where history meets the drama of real life,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “Major events are brought to life in a completely personal way through these memorable stories of those torn apart and thrown together. And how wonderful to have the opportunity to be present at these extraordinary reunions.”
Episode 1: “Children Of WWII” aired Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. - Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people separated by WWII. A Japanese-American woman sent to an internment camp hopes to find a childhood friend, and a survivor from a Jewish ghetto searches for the child of the couple who befriended him.
Episode 2: “Rescued From Mount St. Helens” aired Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. - Join Ann Curry for the reunions of people whose lives crossed during the deadly eruption. Mindy searches for a scientist's family to tell them how he saved her life, and Sue wants to find the helicopter pilot who rescued her from near-certain death.
Episode 3: “Lost Children Of Vietnam” aired Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. - Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions between people separated after the war. Tina, born in Vietnam, searches for her American father. Nam hopes to find the Texas cowboy who saved him as a young boy and inspired him to come to America.
Episode 4: “Heroes Of 9/11” aired Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. - Join Ann Curry for dramatic reunions between people whose lives intersected on 9/11. Patrick searches for the stranger who comforted him after the disaster, and Tim hopes to thank the fellow chaplain who gave him the strength to carry on.
Episode 5: “Freedom Summer” aired Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. - Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people who lost touch after the civil rights movement. Fatima hopes to thank Thelma for her courage in the face of racism, and Sherie searches for the friend who inspired her commitment to social justice.
Episode 6: “Coming Out” repeats Tuesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. - Join Ann Curry as those whose lives were changed by the early days of the gay rights movement reunite. Tom wants to find the childhood friend who urged him to come out, while Paul seeks a fellow student who inspired him to stand up for his beliefs.
Originally aired in 2018.
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