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CNN Launching Lisa Ling Documentary Series ‘This Is Life’

3 September 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lisa Ling is coming to CNN with a new investigative documentary series which that sounds a lot like her old one that ended its run on Own earlier this year. “This Is Life with Lisa Ling” follows the journalist and former “View” co-host traveling across the country to introduce viewers to sub-cultures and communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous. Also read: ‘True Detective’ Plot Details Emerge; Vince Vaughn in Talks, Elisabeth Moss Circling Ling's former series, “Our America,” gave viewers an intimate perspective of Americans facing various challenges and issues, including the Los Angeles foster care system, Adhd, »

- Greg Gilman

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Lisa Ling’s Own Documentary Series ‘Our America’ To End Run After 5 Seasons

18 March 2014 7:02 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Own said today that the upcoming fifth season of documentary series Our America With Lisa Ling will be its last. The cancellation is a significant because of Our America‘s place in Own’s history. Premiering in February 2011, Our America was part of the network’s inaugural slate of unscripted series aimed at empowering women and helping them better their lives. It was the only show of the bunch not hosted by Winfrey to draw a sizable audience while Own was going through major growing pains and the only one to make it that far. During Own’s dark early months of big ratings struggles, Our America carried the torch with solid ratings and critical response. Own finally scored a second hit in late 2011 with Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s, which signaled a turn to entertainment fare, often targeting black audiences. That trend was cemented by the mega-deal with Tyler Perry, »


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Own’s Lisa Ling Documentary Series to End After Coming Season

18 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One of Own’s original series, “Our America with Lisa Ling” will end after this upcoming season.

The documentary series premiered in February 2011, just weeks after the launch of the channel that is a joint venture of Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications. The docu series hosted by journo Ling remained a staple even as Own has shifted its focus to more entertainment fare in primetime.

Our America” has explored a range of substantive issues and controversies across the country. The final season will take an in-depth look at topics such as gun violence in Philadelphia, Adhd in American families, the largest foster care system in the country, criminal informants, the HIV epidemic in the African American community and the emotional story of a woman held captive for months.

The final batch of 10 “Our America with Lisa Ling” episodes will premiere May 29 with Ling examining churches in Georgia and Florida that »

- Francesca Bacardi

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