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.read more
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.
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 ...