Veteran TV journalist Ann Curry, a longtime NBC regular who earned a reputation for going into global trouble spots to report on wars and natural disasters, has a new series in the works.
Turner announced plans today for what’s being described as a groundbreaking medical series from Lionsgate Television. The series, which has the working title “M.D. Live,” will be anchored and executive produced by Curry.
The two-hour weekly, multiplatform event is set to run for 10 weeks, premiering in 2019.
Turner’s announcement describes the series as a “groundbreaking, live, factual series that seeks solutions worldwide for people with medical mysteries and crises who are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.”
The show will “tap into the worldwide phenomenon of medical crowdsourcing,” Turner adds.
Said Curry: “Real good could come of this. We aim to help break down the walls that still stop people from accessing the medical information they need. Harnessing the full power of both television and technology to connect people interactively with doctors all over the world is a step toward a future when we are not limited by where we live or whether we can find the right doctor. This is a new way of doing things, a new genre of broadcasting and a chance to help people.”
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