TODAY | March 13, 2014
>>> lori loughlin has tv hosting experience of her own.
>> back in the late 1980s through 1995 , she played aunt becky, host of the wake up san francisco on the hit tv show "full house" that everybody loves.
>> now lori is taking on another family show on thallmark channel "wind calls the help".
>> after a coal minining accident claims her husband's life, she becomes the central figure on a small prairie town on the western frontier, i love it already.
>> -- about that young man your sister found in the woods.
>> i'm worried too. she knew nothing about him. but she's taken such a personal interest.
>> i asked contabl ostable o'reilly to pay him a visit. i just -- i want to send a message loud and clear that we intend to keep our town safe and secure.
>> that's right you do.
>> this one my mother is going to love.
>> she will.
>> lori , so great to see you.
>> you look so great.
>> you are a walking advertisement for pilates.
>> you really are. i've known you forever and you get more beautiful all the time.
>> thank you.
>> enough of that. let's talk about --
>> this film, you seem to pick really great roles that are kind of family centered like this one.
>> i do. i think i always have. i have a rule when i was younger before i had a family, and i always said to myself, can my father watch this? and if the answer was yes, i would do the project. and i always thought, i would pray i would have children and thankfully i do, and i said, i never want to put anything on film that my kids would one day be embarrassed.
>> i wish kids would think about that.
>> i tend to gravitate to family driven projects.
>> has he always loved everything you did?
>> i don't have my dad, i lost him six years ago, but he was always very proud and i did everything to make him proud so, yeah.
>> tell us about your role. you're a widowed coal miner's wife.
>> i am. she's a strong central character in the piece, grounded. even though it is set in 1910 , we can tell a contemporary story line of a woman on her own, taking care of herself, fending for herself in the world.
>> women had to then.
>> exactly. and today. and as a child, my mother always used to say to me, don't ever rely on anyone else to take care of you. always make sure you can take care of yourself. that's what i love about this role, she's a strong woman in the early 1900s , taking care of herself and it is about friendship and women in the town and community and a support system. it has a great message.
>> this is the series, which is new for --
>> second series.
>> cedar cove is the first.
>> they do great work.
>> we have a wonderful company to work for too. i can't say enough nice things about crown media .
>> you always say nice things, lori . i did not get called for christian slater . i've known christian forever and he