Couric to host history lesson

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Noncommercial WNET-TV New York -- one of PBS' chief programming
suppliers -- is teaming up with Kunhardt Productions to produce a 16-part PBS
documentary, Freedom: A History of Us, hosted by Katie Couric.

A cast of narrators and readers (in the vein of Ken Burns' Civil War)
will include Julia Roberts, Robin Williams, Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep and
Morgan Freeman.

Christopher Reeve was a creative consultant on the project, which premieres
Jan. 12.