This Is Life with Lisa Ling: Series 3
Award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling takes us on a gritty, breathtaking journey to far corners of America. Here, Ling introduces us to sub-cultures and communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous; often getting people to share things that they haven’t shared with their closest friends or even family members. Each hour-long episode, in the eight-part series, gives a raw and honest look into unconventional lifestyles that exist in our own backyard.
Part 1: Locked Angeles
Lisa Ling gains unprecedented access to the Los Angeles County Jail to understand what it takes to manage the country’s busiest jail.
Part 2: Women who Fight
Lisa Ling enters the octagon with three female MMA fighters changing the perception of ultimate fighting.
Part 3: The Black and White of Heroin
Lisa visits Chicago to investigate whether a gentler approach to heroin use is being applied equally to the rich and poor, black and white.
Part 4: Century Brothels
Lisa Ling travels to the most famous legal brothel, the Moonlite BunnyRanch in Nevada, to meet women who make a living off lust.
Part 5: Silicon Savants
In Silicon Valley, Lisa Ling visits Make School, a startup that offers students an accelerated two-year education in technology product development. Lisa meets ambitious young people in San Francisco hoping to become the next Mark Zuckerberg.
Part 6: Wired Philly
Lisa Ling embeds with the Philadelphia Police Department to explore how new technology is changing what it means to be a 21st century cop in America.
Part 7: Sins of the Father
Lisa Ling investigates sexual assault survivors who are fighting in court to deny the men that raped them, visitation with their child.
Part 8: Prison Love
Lisa Ling investigates what drives women to seek a romantic companionship with a prison inmate.