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First Look: E!'s Society X With Laura Ling

Investigative journalist Laura Ling is bringing a brand new docuseries to E!, and it has nothing to do with famous starlets, fashion flops or Hollywood hookups. "Many people associate E! with celebrities and red carpet coverage, but I think the network is also a lens into new trends and fads," says Ling of Society X With Laura Ling (premiering Oct. 3, 10/9c), which explores a new topic each week.

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Laura Ling Previews Her New Gig on E! Investigates

While fashion postmortems and true Hollywood stories still make up the bulk of its programming, E! has added some gravitas by tapping journalist Laura Ling as the new host of its documentary series E! Investigates. Tonight at 10/9c, Ling — who endured 140 days of captivity in North Korea after being detained while reporting along the Chinese-North Korean border in 2009 — examines the struggles faced by military wives when their husbands return home from combat. "These spouses are experiencing their own posttraumatic stress. They say goodbye to their husbands, and when they return, often they're not the same," says Ling, whose ordeal helped her bond with the wives.

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Laura Ling to Host New E! Show

TV journalist Laura Ling, who was held in North Korean captivity last year, will host a one-hour news show on E!, The New York Times reports.

Set to premiere Dec. 8 and a departure from the network's gossip-heavy fare, E! Investigates will explore more serious issues. The first two episodes will focus on ...
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Laura Ling Reflects On Time In North Korea
Laura Ling reacts to Rodman's comments
Ling: Rodman's 'bizarre reality show'
Moment of Zen - Ridiculous North Korea Trip - 08/05/2009 - Video Clip | The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Society X With Laura Ling TV Show Series, Host
2012 E! Investigates: Stories of Survival Episode, Host
2010 E! Investigates: Military Wives Episode, Host
2010 Today: Episode Episode, Guest
2009 Mexican Drug Wars: Episode Episode, Reporter

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Laura Ling Names Baby After Sister and Bill Clinton

Who would've thought Lisa Ling and Bill Clinton would have the same namesake?

Journalist Laura Ling, who was held in North Korean captivity last year, has named her newborn daughter, Li Jefferson Clayton, in honor of her sister and the former president, both of whom appealed for her release, People reports.

North Korean leader pardons imprisoned U.S. journalists

"Her parents are too speechless," Lisa Ling told the magazine. "Li is super adorable!"

Lisa Ling among loved ones pleading for U.S. journalists' release

Li, who was born ...
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