TV One is debuting a new docu-drama series, "Find Our Missing," on Jan 18 that focuses on the cases of black Americans who¹ve gone missing in recent years.
The series brings to the forefront the issue of how stories about missing black Americana do not get nearly the media attention they deserve.
"Nearly one-third of the missing in this country are Black Americans, while we make up only 12 percent of the population. Yet stories about missing people of color are rarely told in the national media," said TV One President and CEO Wonya Lucas. "Find Our Missing will be dramatic television, but we also hope that TV One's combined efforts on air, through digital and social media, and through partnerships will also draw attention to a critical issue and bring new information to light for the loved ones of the missing featured in this series, and for others. We hope these profiles will trigger the memory of someone who might have seen something, and feel compelled to come forward and help these families who have suffered for so long."
The premiere episode kicks off with a story about a D.C. woman, Pamela Butler, who went missing on Valentine¹s Day 2009.
The 10-episode show will be hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson.