CNN Launching Lisa Ling Documentary Series ‘This Is Life’

Ling’s former investigative documentary series, “Our America,” recently ended on OWN


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.

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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, and the hazards of being a criminal informant.

“This Is Life,” which Ling executive produces with Amy Bucher and David Shadrack Smith of Part2 Pictures, will premiere its first season of eight hour-long episodes on Sept. 28.

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“I have always believed that the more we know about each other, the more evolved we become,” Ling said in a statement. “I am absolutely thrilled to bring stories of everyday people with extraordinary lives to the premier global journalism platform, CNN. I hope viewers will open their hearts and minds to the incredible worlds we’re about to explore together.”