Lisa Ling on the Biggest Danger in America

Get to know Lisa Ling, host of Our America, and find out what she thinks about the upcoming season of the show during our interview with her!

When this season's all-new episodes of Our America air, the popular OWN series will have logged a grand total of 39 original hours of riveting television in two years. "What I love about [the episodes]," reveals Ling, "is they are so beautifully shot, and in many ways, slow and introspective, which is in contrast to just about every show on television. Our show is almost the antithesis of what mainstream television is airing... and I think people really seem to be responding to it."

While filming the series, Ling has delved deeply into the many serious problems that plague America. The biggest, most current danger she sees? "Honestly, I think that ignorance is probably the most dangerous thing in this country, and that's one of the reasons why I'm so proud of what we are doing with Our America." By introducing the viewers to a subset of the population that they would otherwise probably never experience, Ling hopes people realize that "just because people are different from you doesn't mean that they are [any] less human, and no less of an American."

Tune in for all new episodes of Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN Tuesdays at 10/9c!

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