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Join Ann Curry for dramatic reunions between people whose lives intersected on 9/ Patrick searches for the stranger who comforted him. Meet real, young engineers and scientists with amazing jobs. See projects they' ve built, inventions they've designed, and ideas they have to solve problems and . Join Ann Curry for dramatic reunions between people whose lives intersected on 9/ Patrick searches for the stranger who comforted him.

Helens" - Tuesday, January 30,8: ET When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18,57 people were killed and hundreds more injured. Volcanic ash was scattered across 11 states. In this episode, two people who survived the disaster reveal how the experience influenced their lives. Mindy, a trainee scientist whose inspirational team leader was killed by the blast wants to find his family to let them know he saved her life.

ET The war in Vietnam may have ended inbut its impact lingers in countless lives today.

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Two children who became refugees after the war tell their stories. Tina, born in Saigon, searches for the American father she last saw more than 40 years ago, and Nam hopes to find Gary, the Texas cowboy he met as a year-old refugee and who inspired his dream of coming to America.

Patrick, a businessman visiting New York, searches for Emily, the photographer's assistant who comforted him after the collapse of the World Trade Center. Timothy, a military chaplain plunged into chaos at the Pentagon, hopes to thank the fellow chaplain who gave him the courage to carry on.

ET During the civil rights movement of the s, Fatima, a teenager from New York, volunteered to register voters in Louisiana. Now, she returns to the South, hoping to find Thelma, the daughter of her host family, whose courage in the face of racism was unforgettable.

Sherie searches for Lefty, the charismatic civil rights activist whose commitment to nonviolence inspired her own lifelong involvement with social justice causes. ET For decades, gay Americans did not have equal protection under the law; many faced prejudice, possible imprisonment and rejection from their families and society. Two stories of the struggle for acceptance are told in this episode.

Tom longs to find Maria, the friend he trusted with his secret and who saved him from brutal electroshock conversion therapy in the s. Paul, who was University of New Hampshire student body president insearches for Wayne, who organized the first gay student organization on campus. Wayne's courage to take the fight to court against overwhelming opposition from the state's conservative governor changed Paul's life and ultimately helped him accept his own sexuality. About Ann Curry Award-winning journalist Ann Curry, a former NBC News anchor and international correspondent, has been recognized for her incisive coverage of global conflicts, nuclear tensions, humanitarian crises and groundbreaking journalism on climate change.

meet the new heroes pbs

What inspired you to create the series? My goal in creating this series of short documentaries was to celebrate the everyday heroes in the migrant communities within the United States.

My hope is that, by promoting a positive image of migrants in our communities, migrant workers will be inspired to follow in the steps of our heroes, helping them counterattack how the media portrays and generalizes the lives of Latinos in the U. Why did you decide to highlight Mr.

Morales and how does he differ from the rest of the heroes in your series? Morales arrived to California inhe was 9 years and that was the first time he met his father and began working in the fields. His story is similar to many young migrant kids today. Why was it important for you to showcase this station in your film?

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I believe that the work they do is extremely valuable to our society and I wanted to share that with the audiences of public television.

After migrating from Oaxaca, Mexico at a young age, Mr. Morales talks about his experience in working in the fields as a child, overcoming adversity, and going on to graduate from Harvard Law School. How do you think his remarkable story will resonate with the younger generation?

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Hugo Morales saw education as a way to change his life for the better. He went on to be the first migrant kid from the Central Valley to have attended Harvard University.

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Once in Harvard, he volunteered to recruit other Latinos to apply to his university. His perseverance and hard work still resonates with young people, because, even today, access to higher education is still a struggle in the Latino communities across the United States.

I began the series with people that I know and admire, with the goal being that those who became familiar with the project would suggest other possible heroes.

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Is there a common theme you choose to explore in your projects? My passion is to create projects that explore and showcase the experience of Native American migrants.