S. Epatha Merkerson: searching for her own

FILE - In this May 10, 2010 file photo, Actress S. Epatha Merkerson poses for a portrait in New York. A television show that debuts next week focuses on missing person cases involving black Americans. The series "Find Our Missing" debuts Jan. 18 on TV One. The narrator is actress S. Epatha Merkerson, who is turning to real-life crime stories after 16 years of playing a police lieutenant on NBC's "Law & Order." (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

January 18, 2012 7:35:12 AM PST
Usually when you see national news reports about missing persons, the face of the missing individual is often white. But there are many black Americans who go missing - but whose cases aren't reported nationally. S. Epatha Merkerson says that needs to change.