Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lisa Ling 
in conversation with Michaela Pereira 

discussing and featuring clips
from the upcoming season of the CNN Original Series,
This is Life with Lisa Ling

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

This event is presented in association with CNN.  
RSVP for Complimentary tickets  

Award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling takes her audience on a gritty, breathtaking journey across America, immersing herself in communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous. Each episode gives viewers an inside look at some of the country’s most unconventional segments of society.

In season three of This is Life with Lisa Ling, Ling goes inside the cage with female fighters, attends a wedding behind bars, and learns to code with Silicon Valley teens. She explores legalized prostitution, investigates the ravages of America’s heroin epidemic, and uncovers state laws that allow rapists parental rights.  In Los Angeles she gains unprecedented access to America’s largest jail, and in Philadelphia, takes a 360-degree look at how technology is changing the landscape of law enforcement.

Ling is also the host of an upcoming digital series, This is Birth, where she explores how healthcare legislation, income inequality and cultural shifts are changing how people have children in America. Before coming to CNN, Ling was a field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News’ Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer. She has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, among other issues that are too often ignored. Ling got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age.  She later went on to become a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show.  Ling has also served as a special correspondent for CNN’s Planet in Peril series and is a contributing editor for USA Today’s USA Weekend magazine.  In 2011, her acclaimed documentary journalism series, Our America with Lisa Ling, began airing on OWN. 

Ling is the co-author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home, which she penned with her sister, Laura.  

In 2014, President Obama named Ling to the Commission on White House Fellows.

Michaela Pereira is the host of HLN’s new three-hour daily news program Michaela. Live from CNN’s Los Angeles bureau, the show airs from 10am-1pm ET/7-10 am PT.  She joined CNN in 2012 and was the co-host of New Day with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota.  For nine years, Pereira was the co-host of KTLA Morning News.

Beyond her broadcasting achievements, Pereira is active in several community organizations working with at-risk children and teens. She served as a member of the board of directors for the Long Beach Boys and Girls Club; an advisory board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), supporting children in foster care; and co-chair of the advisory board of Optimist Youth Home, providing services for troubled youth.