Some news stories seem to stick with the viewers who follow along with their tales of heroism, bravery and firsts.
As a part of TODAY's "Where are the now?" series, we've been catching up with the newsmakers involved in stories just like these to see what they've been up to since their stories captivated the nation.
Here are all the stories and newsmakers TODAY caught up with this week.
- Ashley Smith recalls 7 hours of terror as killer’s hostage
- TODAY catches up with the McCaughey septuplets as they turn 18
- Jessica Lynch, rescued Iraq War POW: ‘I still have the nightmares’
- Amber Frey talks life since the Scott Peterson case, has no regrets