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Our America With Lisa Ling Season 1 Episodes

7 Episodes 2011 - 2011

Episode 1

Faith Healers

Tue, Feb 15, 2011 60 mins

Lisa Ling hosts this documentary anthology series exploring timely topics and the Americans caught up in them. In the series opener, Ling visits a faith-healing revival in Fort Mill, S.C., to meet with people seeking supernatural cures, and faith healer Todd Bentley. In the process, Ling says she's challenged by what she thought she knew about faith.

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Episode 2

Transgender Lives

Tue, Feb 22, 2011 60 mins

Profiles of five transgender Americans.

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Episode 3

State of Sex Offenders

Tue, Mar 1, 2011 60 mins

Lisa Ling explores the challenges of living life on a list of registered sex offenders as she meets with ex-cons in Florida. "They're America's pariahs, pushed into the shadows," she says. Or, as one man living in a swampy campground with other offenders calls it, "the leper colony." Ling also meets a real-estate agent who finds more substantial housing for offenders who can afford it; and follows authorities as they arrest an ex-con accused of failing to register an address change.

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Episode 4

Pray the Gay Away?

Tue, Mar 8, 2011 60 mins

"Can prayer make you straight?" Host Lisa Ling explores that notion as she observes some 1100 participants at a Freedom Conference sponsored by the evangelical organization Exodus International, which offers advice on combating same-sex attractions. "I have chosen to live my life through the filter of my faith," says Exodus president Alan Chambers, "not through the filter of my sexuality."

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Episode 5

Online Brides

Tue, Mar 15, 2011 60 mins

Lisa Ling follows a Houston man on a "marriage tour" of Barranquilla, Colombia, meeting women who advertised themselves on a marriage Web site.

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Episode 6

Heroin in the Heartland

Tue, Mar 22, 2011 60 mins

Season 1 finale: Ling explores heroin addiction in Richland County, Ohio, as she follows people over a two-year period. "I was witnessing lives being taken over by heroin," she says. "It's like food or air," adds a father of four. "You have to have it." Meanwhile, a pregnant young woman tells Ling that she fears that she could lose her baby during heroin withdrawal.

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Episode 7

Season 1 Updates

Tue, Mar 29, 2011 60 mins

Updates on Season 1 shows.

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