The seven-part series, titled Shocked Britain, has been produced using archive news footage from ITN Source of the most shocking murders, deaths, crimes, terror attacks, celebrity scandals, disasters and headlines of the modern age.
Running every night at 9pm from Christmas Day to New Year's Eve, each hour-long show will feature insight from cultural commentators such as Andrew Gilligan, Francis Wheen, Paul Gambachini, Toby Young, Georgina Bailey, Michael Fish and Margaret Beckett MP.
The first programme will deal with the terror attacks that rocked Britain.
"Shocked Britain will document the news that has shaped our lives," said Lina Prestwood, director of content at Current TV.
"It includes archive footage that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as you relive the moment you saw the second plane hitting the tower on 9/11, stood frozen to the spot watching the Boxing Day Tsunami, or ran out of fingers counting Tiger [Woods]'s increasing 'conquests'.
"Viewers will remember where they were, who they were with and how they felt during some of the most extraordinary and memorable moments of modern times."
ITN Source head of sales Simon Wood added: "ITN Source are delighted to partner with Current TV on Shocked Britain, a compelling new series which provides the perfect platform for us to demonstrate the full breadth of our content and newsgathering capabilities."
Co-founded by former US vice president Al Gore, Current TV broadcasts a mix of commissioned shows and user-generated content. The channel launched in the UK and Ireland in May 2007 on Sky channel 183 and Virgin Media channel 155.