Watch Our America with Lisa Ling

Our America with Lisa Ling is a documentary series where controversial, thought-provoking topics are explored in detail. The show aims to give its audience a different perspective on controversial issues. The series also encourages viewers to reexamine or even change their beliefs about certain subjects.

In Our America with Lisa Ling, Ling covers a variety of subjects, such as the swinger lifestyle, the struggles transgender individuals face, sex offenders, faith healers, polygamy, online brides, the struggles veterans face, sex trafficking, and arranged marriage. Ling asks thought-provoking questions in her interviews and attempts to immerse herself into the lives of the individuals she features on the show.

In one episode, Ling examines the lives of five individuals who are in the process of becoming the opposite gender. These individuals were born as biological females or males but have always felt that they were the opposite gender. One of the people she features on the episode is a six-year-old girl named Kaylee, who was born as a biological boy named Harry. Ling showcases the struggle Kaylee's parents had coming to accept their biological son as a girl. At first, her parents had a difficult time with the notion, but they eventually learned to accept her for who she really is.

Another individual Ling features in this episode of Our America is Landon, an 18-year-old boy who was born as a biological girl. Landon asserts he can remember being miserable having to wear little girls' clothes as young as three years of age. He explains that as he reached puberty, he felt like his body was betraying him, and he began binding, a practice where elastic bandaging or a very heavy sports bra is used to compress the breasts. He allows Ling to accompany him to his doctor's appointment where we are allowed to see him receive his first testosterone shot.

Through episodes, such as this one, Lisa Ling encourages viewers to reexamine their thoughts and beliefs regarding specific, controversial topics. Ling's background as an American journalist allows her to portray unique perspectives on such topics as sex trafficking, arranged marriage, and the swinger lifestyle on her documentary series, Our America with Lisa Ling.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on OWN
4 Seasons, 39 Episodes
February 15, 2011
Cast: Lisa Ling
Our America with Lisa Ling
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Our America with Lisa Ling Full Episode Guide

  • Lisa Ling interviews a woman in Philadelphia recovering from a kidnapping and a mother in Washington D.C. with a missing daughter.

  • Lisa revisits Latanya and Sophie two years into young motherhood.

  • Lisa revisits Travis Iosue in Texas 18 months after her initial report to see what he's been doing since he was registered a sex offender.

  • In Philadelphia, seven people are shot every day; Ling interviews activists that are determined to end gun violence in the City of Brotherly Love.

  • Lisa examines the procedures that follow when a child is removed from their family at the Los Angeles County foster care system; she also looks into the actions required by parents hoping to rejoin and how the system is working under the strain.

  • Lisa explores the social and economical forces behind HIV; she meets HIV-positive men and women that are fighting the stigma as well as the virus.

  • Lisa follows the challenges three different families face with children suffering from ADHD.

  • Lisa visits transgender people in their journey of their transformation.

  • Many Americans believe the devil to be real and are in a constant battle with him. Host Lisa Ling travels to Georgia and Florida to visit ministries that practice "deliverance" - where faith and the power of Christ are called upon to cast Satan's demons from the emotionally tormented.

  • A follow-up report on Exodus International.

  • Lisa meets family members of murderers. Including the Unabomber's brother, a serial killer's daughter and a school shooter's father.

  • A look at three American families who practice polyamory.

  • An investigation of predators in schools and day-care programs.

  • Exploring a religious movement that emphasizes spiritual martyrdom.

  • An update on the 3AM girls.

  • Couples that are active in the swinger lifestyle; testing sexual boundaries.

  • Lisa Ling focuses on restarting life after being wrongly convicted.

  • Lisa Ling puts the focus on a teen boy who was labeled a sex offender.

  • Lisa Ling explores the recession's impact on America's middle class.

  • Lisa Ling profiles arranged marriages in modern America.

  • Lisa Ling profiles the Native Americans, the problems they face, and modern and traditional solutions to help them.

  • Lisa Ling reports on teen mothers in the U.S.

  • Lisa Ling reports on American nuns and what entices them to religious life.

  • Lisa Ling reports on child beauty pageants.

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