TV DivaGal and a few choice reporters sat down with the investigative journalist yesterday to find out how the new series, which explores facets of American life that are sometimes considered controversial topics, including transgendered people, sex offenders and gays who denounce their homosexuality for their faith.
“I’m really most proud of this work,” Lisa shared. “It provoked me to think about what it means to be an American.”
With such debatable topics, it would be easy for Lisa to take a definitive point of view. But that’s not her goal.
“I’m not going to tell you what to think,” she said. “I’m just here to provide you with an experience. It’s up to you to come to your own conclusion.”
In tonight’s first episode, Lisa visits with a faith healer who claims to cure incurable ailments. “I went in critically and skeptically,” she admits, “but I walked away feeling so moved.”
When’s the last time a TV show did that for you?
Catch the premiere of Our America with Lisa Ling Tuesday Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. on OWN.