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Our America With Lisa Ling

How One Kidnap Victim Still Struggles Nearly 30 Years After Horrifying Ordeal

OWN | Posted 08.07.2014 | OWN

Note: This article contains descriptions of abuse that may be disturbing to some readers. On January 18, 1987, Jackie Askins was an 18-year-old pro...

Inside A Mother's Heartbreaking Search For Her Missing Daughter

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

It was the summer of 2010 and Unique Harris had just moved to Washington, D.C., a five-minute drive from her mother, Valencia. Valencia describes her ...

A Teen Mom's Experience In The New World Of Modern Adoption

OWN | Posted 07.29.2014 | OWN

A few years ago, 16-year-old Sophie was pregnant and facing a daunting decision: parenting or adoption. Each would present a unique set of challenges,...

Did This Man Spend 16 Years In Prison For A Crime He Didn't Commit?

OWN | Posted 07.17.2014 | OWN

On the night of August 31, 1995, 17-year-old Travis Iosue went over to a neighbor's house to hang out. He says it was an ordinary evening of watching ...

How A Petty Spat Robbed This Mother Of Her Only Son

OWN | Posted 07.14.2014 | OWN

John's bedroom in North Philadelphia looks like the typical bedroom of an 18-year-old boy. Trophies line the shelves, jerseys are pinned to the walls....

How A Stray Bullet Changed This 13-Year-Old's Life Forever

OWN | Posted 07.10.2014 | OWN

PJ Rainey, a 13-year-old girl from North Philadelphia, once had dreams of becoming a flight attendant, a career that could have taken her out of her r...

The Devastating Decision That Caused A Mother To Lose Custody Of Her Baby

OWN | Posted 07.08.2014 | OWN

When Lisa Ling explored the world of foster care through the Los Angeles County's large and overburdened system, she met a 10-month-old baby named Lil...

How A 10-Month-Old Baby Ends Up In Foster Care

OWN | Posted 07.02.2014 | OWN

In Los Angeles County, a dense labyrinth of cities and neighborhoods covers more than 4,000 square miles. The area is home to 9.9 million people (2.5 ...

A Family's 'One-In-A-Million' Experience With HIV

OWN | Posted 06.27.2014 | OWN

On "Our America with Lisa Ling," Lisa Ling explores the social and economic forces driving the disproportionately high rate of HIV infection in black ...

Why HIV Is Spreading In The Poorest Areas Of Washington, D.C.

OWN | Posted 06.26.2014 | OWN

Daphnie is a 56-year-old woman in Washington, D.C. who has been living with HIV for nearly two decades. In the district's poorest wards, HIV infection...

Mother Of A Confidential Informant Recalls Moments Before Her Daughter's Violent Death

OWN | Posted 06.24.2014 | OWN

Crystal River is a small, sleepy town on Florida's Nature Coast, known to tourists as one of the best places to swim with manatees. It's also the site...

How Far This Young Criminal Informant Had To Go To Do His 'Job'

OWN | Posted 06.19.2014 | OWN

When Alex was a student at James Madison University, he fell in with a hard-partying crowd. Though he got good grades, the 25-year-old from rural Virg...

At 40, Lisa Ling Gets Surprising Diagnosis

OWN | Posted 06.13.2014 | OWN

During filming for "Our America With Lisa Ling" on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Lisa Ling couldn't shake the feeling ...

What Life Is Like For Transgender Woman's Family 3 Years After Her Transition

OWN | Posted 06.09.2014 | OWN

Three years ago, Lisa Ling explored the very private worlds of four different transgender people on their emotional journeys of transformation. In an ...

Is This Pastor Performing Miracles?

OWN | Posted 06.03.2014 | OWN

In the Upper Room Church in Georgia, there is a lot of clapping, cheering and shouts of "amen." Scripture is king there, not unlike many places of wor...

Inside The Jarring World Of Deliverance Ministries

OWN | Posted 06.02.2014 | OWN

More than 70 percent of Americans believe the devil is alive and well, and born-again pastor Franklin Battle is one of them. For this Baptist-raised c...

WATCH: Exodus Co-Founder Recounts Painful Aftermath Of 'Ex-Gay' Practices

OWN | Posted 06.24.2013 | OWN

In 1976, Michael Bussee helped found the "ex-gay" group known as Exodus International. For years, Bussee had hoped the ministry would help "cure" his ...

WATCH: 'Ex-Gay' Group Leader: 'The Only Thing I Can Do Is Say I'm Sorry'

OWN | Posted 06.21.2013 | OWN

Exodus International, widely considered one of the world's largest "ex-gay" organizations, announced Wednesday night it plans to shut down. For nearly...

WATCH: Dad's Homosexuality Blamed For Son's Tragic Death

OWN | Posted 06.20.2013 | OWN

Jerry, a man married for more than two decades and a father of two, spent years fighting his attraction to other men. He listened to tapes from "ex-ga...

WATCH: Man Who Touted 'Cure' For Homosexuality Now Has A New Message

OWN | Posted 06.13.2013 | OWN

For almost 40 years, the group called Exodus International, widely considered one of the world's largest "ex-gay" organizations, claimed to offer a "c...

WATCH: Lisa Ling Questions Leader Of Controversial Religious Sect

OWN | Posted 03.20.2013 | OWN

The new religious sect called Fellowship of the Martyrs (FOTM) consists of individuals from all walks of life, some of whom have histories of mental i...

WATCH: Lisa Ling Visits Underage Sex Worker One Year After Rescue

OWN | Posted 02.12.2013 | OWN

Ashley can't sleep in the dark. But it's not a horror movie she once saw that keeps her awake at night; instead, she is haunted by the horrific life s...

Lisa Ling On The 'Secret Lives' Of Senior Citizens

Posted 02.05.2013 | OWN

By Lisa Ling In this piece, the host of OWN's “Our America with Lisa Ling” opens up about the episode she’s wanted to do for years -- and th...

WATCH: Lisa Ling On The Biggest Danger In America Today

OWN | Posted 01.22.2013 | OWN

We sat down with journalist Lisa Ling and chatted with her about a range of topics -- from the very serious to the lighthearted (one word: infomercial...

Kari Friedlander

Lisa Ling Talks Pregnancy, Gets Candid For HuffPost's #nofilter

HuffingtonPost.com | Kari Friedlander | Posted 12.14.2012 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...