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Lisa Ling Swoops Down on the Swingers Community

One of the brightest spots on OWN remains Our America, the investigative news magazine hosted and reported by Lisa Ling. Why just this past Tuesday, for example, she was at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to accept an honor from non-profit Shelter Partnership for her coverage of the homeless.

Per a report in the New York Post by Linda Stasi, one of Ling’s next topics is of a very different stripe. The episode is all about this country’s estimated community of 15 million swingers:

How did Ling feel being an observer to the absurd? “I’ve covered war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, and, frankly,” she said, “I’ve never been this uncomfortable.” That’s because she’s a “vanilla” — the swinger term for someone who observes without participating.

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EXCLUSIVE: How Reelz Got Ten Emmy Nominations for The Kennedys

There are countless examples in Hollywood of a successful film or TV project being rejected by the studios or networks before eventually going on to find a moment in the sun. But in the case of The Kennedys, this is also what happened with Reelz Channel’s PR campaign for the 2011 Primetime Emmys. The total of ten received by the Greg Kinnear-Katie Holmes drama is all the more impressive given the fact that awards season rookie Reelz was forced to do the campaigning themselves.

“We were turned down by some of the biggest [Emmy] PR firms in Los Angeles,” Reelz CEO Stan Hubbard (pictured) tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “We were basically told that we’d embarrass ourselves if we ran an Emmy campaign.”

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