OWN Cancels Lisa Ling’s Documentary Series


The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced Wednesday it's cancelling Our America With Lisa Ling. The docu-series will conclude following its upcoming fifth season.

Our America was one of OWN’s original unscripted series, debuting in February 2011. The program focused on life in America. In a released statement, OWN President Sheri Salata said:
 
Over the past three years, Our America has cast a bright light into dark places, raised awareness of some of our country’s most controversial issues and provided a voice to those who are often not heard.

Lisa Ling “Devastated” by Lara Logan News


Former The View co-host and Oprah Winfrey Show contributor Lisa Ling sat down with Wendy Williams on February 16 to talk about her new show Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN. During the interview Williams asked Ling to weigh in on the tragic news that CBS journalist Lara Logan had been sexually assaulted by an angry Egyptian mob. Ling responded,
“We don’t know the circumstances yet, but when I first heard the story yesterday I was devastated. I have never met her, but she does incredible work and I wish her and her family well and hope that she comes back strong because her work is really unique. She’s a very courageous woman and I wish her well.
 

Watch  Ling talking about working for Oprah and a sneak peek at Our America with Lisa Ling after the jump!