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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.

The Fight for Women’s Rights

54m 20s

Join Ann Curry as two women search for friends and colleagues who forged a path for equal rights. One of the first female commercial pilots wants to thank her mentor, and an advocate hopes to find the woman who inspired her to join a movement.

Episodes

  • The Fight for Women’s Rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Fight for Women’s Rights

    S2 E6 - 54m 20s

    Join Ann Curry as two women search for friends and colleagues who forged a path for equal rights. One of the first female commercial pilots wants to thank her mentor, and an advocate hopes to find the woman who inspired her to join a movement.

  • Escape from Cuba: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Escape from Cuba

    S2 E5 - 55m

    Join Ann Curry as two men search for the people who helped them settle in the U.S. when they fled Castro’s Cuba. One hopes to find the family who took him in as a boy while another looks for the shrimp boat skipper who brought him to safety.

  • Korean War Brothers in Arms: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Korean War Brothers in Arms

    S2 E4 - 55m

    Join Ann Curry as Korean War veterans search for their brothers in arms. One wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and the other hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.

  • Great Alaskan Earthquake: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Alaskan Earthquake

    S2 E3 - 54m 31s

    Join Ann Curry as two Alaskans try to track down childhood friends who also survived the state’s massive 1964 earthquake. A woman wants to thank a friend and her mom for shielding her from harm, and a man searches for a former Little League teammate.

  • Surviving the Holocaust: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Surviving the Holocaust

    S2 E2 - 54m 59s

    Join Ann Curry as Holocaust survivors search for those who gave them hope in the darkest days. One wants to find the friend he left behind when he didn’t move to Israel; the other hopes an old photo will reunite him with the girl who was his first friend.

  • Saved in Vietnam: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Saved in Vietnam

    S2 E1 - 54m 1s

    Join Ann Curry as two Vietnam veterans search for the heroes who saved them. An Army officer searches for the helicopter pilot who rescued him, while another soldier wants to reconnect with the surgeon who saved his leg from amputation.

Extras + Features

  • Episode 6 Preview | The Fight for Women’s Rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 6 Preview | The Fight for Women’s Rights

    S2 E6 - 30s

    Join Ann Curry as two women search for friends and colleagues who forged a path for equal rights. One of the first female commercial pilots wants to thank her mentor, and an advocate hopes to find the woman who inspired her to join a movement.

  • Lynn's Passions: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lynn's Passions

    S2 E6 - 1m 49s

    Former flight attendant, Lynn Rippelmeyer, tells of her passion for flying in the 1970s that propelled her ambition to become one of the first female commercial pilots in the USA.

  • Zoe's Push for Equality: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Zoe's Push for Equality

    S2 E6 - 3m 37s

    Activist Zoe Nicholson describes her desire for equality between the sexes that drove her to take part in a 37-day hunger fast in 1982, in a campaign for women to be part of the US Constitution in the Equal Rights Amendment or ERA.

  • Lynn's Path to the Sky: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lynn's Path to the Sky

    S2 E6 - 4m 9s

    Former flight attendant Lynn Rippelmeyer describes the combination of sheer determination and luck that gave her the chance to become to a commercial pilot in the 1970s, at a time when many believed women were incapable of the job.

  • Lynn's Search for Records: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lynn's Search for Records

    S2 E6 - 2m 25s

    Pioneering female pilot Lynn Rippelmeyer delves into the Illinois Department of Transportation records to try to track down the female captain who inspired her own historic aviation career.

  • Growing up in Cuba: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Growing up in Cuba

    S2 E5 - 5m 5s

    Nelson Figueras describes his childhood in Cuba during the 1950s. The son of a revolutionary, Nelson describes living under Castro’s oppressive regime and his father’s eventual execution for crimes against the state. This horrific event was the catalyst for Nelson and his younger brother to be sent without their parents to the US in 1962 in Operation Pedro Pan.

  • Remembering Mr. and Mrs. Maltos: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Remembering Mr. and Mrs. Maltos

    S2 E5 - 3m 46s

    Nelson Figueras describes the loving Mexican American family who in Washington State fostered him and his brother after they’d been sent to the US from Cuba as Pedro Pan children. Despite being with the family for less than a year, Nelson has thought of the couple and their kindness often for the past 50 years. He yearns to find his long-lost foster parents to thank them.

  • Clues on Captain Hooper: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Clues on Captain Hooper

    S2 E5 - 3m 43s

    Juan meets fisherman George Gardner, a colleague of Captain Hooper, the skipper who brought him to safety in 1980 during the Mariel Boat lift from Cuba.

  • Episode 5 Preview | Escape from Cuba: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 5 Preview | Escape from Cuba

    S2 E5 - 30s

    Join Ann Curry as two men search for the people who helped them settle in the U.S. when they fled Castro’s Cuba. One hopes to find the family who took him in as a boy while another looks for the shrimp boat skipper who brought him to safety.

  • Episode 4 Preview | Korea Brothers in Arms: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview | Korea Brothers in Arms

    S2 E4 - 30s

    Join Ann Curry as Korean War veterans search for their brothers in arms. One wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and the other hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.

  • Jim's Enlistment in the Marines: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jim's Enlistment in the Marines

    S2 E4 - 3m 7s

    Jim Owen had a difficult upbringing and in 1950 sought solace in the camaraderie of the United States Marines. He enlisted just as the war in Korea broke out and was quickly sent to serve on the front lines.

  • The Heroic Lieutenants: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Heroic Lieutenants

    S2 E4 - 4m

    Defending the 38th Parallel, gunner Jim Owen describes being marooned under heavy artillery attack from Chinese troops in 1951. There he witnessed an act of heroism that has stayed with him for nearly 70 years.

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