OWN picks up Lisa Ling series for second season

The next season of Our America with Lisa Ling will feature six investigative specials.
February 25, 2011

Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has announced a second season pick-up for Our America with Lisa Ling.

The investigative doc series, produced by part2pictures, saw its second episode this season grow viewership by 24% and was ranked #16 in the hour among cable competition.

Our America’s‘ thought-provoking programming has resonated with our audience,” said OWN CCO Lisa Erspamer. “In the second season Lisa will dig even deeper into our society covering provocative issues that spark discussion and conversation.”

‘We set out to create shows that don’t tell viewers what to think, but rather, to take them along to experience different aspects of this country that we inhabit,’ added Ling. “It has been a most scintillating journey.”

Ling appeared at the Realscreen Summit earlier this month, conducting a one-on-one interview with Erspamer.

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