'We'll Meet Again with Ann Curry'
(2-Disc DVD / NR / 2018 / PBS)
Overview: Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.
DVD Verdict: For those not in the know, Ann Curry is an American television personality, journalist, and photojournalist. Curry has been a reporter for more than 30 years, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters.
Directed by Ashok Prasad, Rebecca Burrell, Sam Knowles, Phil Stein, Andrew Hinton, and Alex Emanuel, produced by Simon Harries, Ann Curry, Justine Kershaw, and Andra Heritage, and hosted by Ms. Curry, 'We'll Meet Again' is a brand new TV series that features dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments.
Children of WWII: A Japanese-American woman sent to an internment camp as a child hopes to find the school friend who stood up for her, and a survivor from a Jewish ghetto searches for the child of the couple who befriended him.
Rescued from Mount St. Helens: 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.
Lost Children of Vietnam: Tina, born in Vietnam, searches for her American father, and Nam hopes to find the Texas cowboy who saved him as a young boy and inspired him to come to America.
Heroes of 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.
Freedom Summer: 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.
Coming Out: 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 for the first time.
In my humble opinion, everything that they pull together for these groups of people are always done in good taste. Indeed, and without giving too much away, there were several stories combined in the series and the transition from each story to the next was handled very well.
So, grab the tissue boxes, hunker down into your pockets for your hankies, as 'We'll Meet Again' will assuredly make your tears flow! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.