A week, a day, or even an hour after a story fades from the public eye, behind the brief captions are the anonymous people whose lives have been transformed.  Behind the bylines are the personal stories of hope, grief, redemption.  For some, years of determination have been richly rewarded.  For others, a tragic twist of fate has taken everything away. 


You wouldn’t recognize them on the street.   They wait behind you in line at the grocery store.  They sit beside you in the movie theater.   On the surface, they are ordinary people.   But listen to them talk and you quickly discover that their lives are anything but.   


From a Dutch construction worker who is also an African chief, to an unassuming paramedic who keeps performing newsworthy miracles, these people and their gripping stories are the focus of an innovative new 13-part series entitled “Extraordinary Lives.”