Lisa Ling, who has made the rounds on ABC, CNN and MSNBC in recent years, has a new show debuting tonight on OWN. “Our America” is a single-subject, weekly documentary hosted by Ling. TVNewser talked with her this morning about her Alma Mater “The View,” her sister Laura Ling‘s recovery after five months in North Korean custody, and her new boss Oprah Winfrey.
TVNewser: Your new show debuts tonight. What topics are you most excited about?
Lisa Ling: The first episode is about faith healing. We profiled this well-known faith healer who’s covered in tattoos and he lays hands on a man who has been wheelchair bound for years. And really, it’s about the phenomenon of faith healing, because over 80% of Americans believe that God can heal them of their ailments. This guy in a wheelchair had heard this voice of God telling him that he would walk on the last day during the last hour of this faith healing conference. I can’t tell you what happened, but I will say it was a completely shocking experience for me and really changed my notion of faith completely.
TVNewser: Do you talk with Oprah Winfrey often about the direction of the show?