This is Life with Lisa Ling

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.9  (436)

This documentary series takes a look at the lives of a wide range of people living and working in the U.S. Host Lisa Ling is well known for traveling to different areas of the world to get a story, but in this series remains firmly grounded in the U.S. where she looks at some of the most diverse cultures in the country. Ling travels to different areas to interview those who are members of varied communities and groups; the host goes so far as to take part in some aspects of the communities she enters and reveals small pieces of information from her own life that are similar to the stories she is discussing in each documentary. Among the subjects of this documentary series are the phenomenon of sugar daddies and gay rodeo performers. During the series some of the edgier aspects of American life are also discussed, including the subjects of drug abuse and satanism.

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Seasons
Speaking Out: Sexual Assault in The Military
8. Speaking Out: Sexual Assault in The Military
November 28, 2021
Lisa investigates what may finally be a tipping point for true reform in the decades-long history of sexual assault and harassment in the military.
Osage: Reign of Terror
7. Osage: Reign of Terror
November 21, 2021
Lisa investigates the murders of wealthy Native Americans during the 1920's oil boom and witnesses how the descendants are fighting to revive what was nearly lost forever.
Gay Panic
6. Gay Panic
November 14, 2021
Lisa uncovers a Cold War campaign to purge LGBTQ+ Individuals from the government and meets those who are still grappling with its legacy.
Chicago's History of Violence
5. Chicago's History of Violence
November 7, 2021
Lisa will take a journey back in time to ask if "Black on Black" crime is a result of over one hundred years of deliberate and systematic actions by a group of people who felt oppressed when they first arrived in Chicago.
American Militias
4. American Militias
October 31, 2021
Lisa unpacks the origins of so-called militias in America and the dramatic emergence of armed movements as a domestic threat.
Sex Work: Past, Present, and Future
3. Sex Work: Past, Present, and Future
October 24, 2021
Lisa investigates the current debate about decriminalizing sex work, and uncovers a surprising experiment during the Civil War to legalize the world's oldest profession.
American Militias
2. American Militias
October 17, 2021
Lisa unpacks the origins of so-called militias in America and the dramatic emergence of armed movements as a domestic threat.
The Legacy of Vincent Chin
1. The Legacy of Vincent Chin
October 10, 2021
Lisa shines light on the murder of a Chinese American in Motor City in the 1980's and witnesses communities combatting a new wave of anti-Asian hate crimes.
Description

This documentary series takes a look at the lives of a wide range of people living and working in the U.S. Host Lisa Ling is well known for traveling to different areas of the world to get a story, but in this series remains firmly grounded in the U.S. where she looks at some of the most diverse cultures in the country.

Ling travels to different areas to interview those who are members of varied communities and groups; the host goes so far as to take part in some aspects of the communities she enters and reveals small pieces of information from her own life that are similar to the stories she is discussing in each documentary. Among the subjects of this documentary series are the phenomenon of sugar daddies and gay rodeo performers. During the series some of the edgier aspects of American life are also discussed, including the subjects of drug abuse and satanism.

This is Life with Lisa Ling is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (64 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2014.

Where to Watch This is Life with Lisa Ling

This is Life with Lisa Ling is available for streaming on the CNN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch This is Life with Lisa Ling on demand at HBO Max, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (436)