The United States is the most expensive place in the world to give birth. CNN’s Lisa Ling explores how inconsistent healthcare legislation, income inequality and cultural shifts shape how we have children in America in a new CNN Digital series – This is Birth with Lisa Ling.
The latest CNN Digital series debuts across CNNMoney’s platforms on September 19 with all five episodes premiering at once. The video-led articles explore how women are waiting longer to have children and leveraging cutting edge technology to beat their biological clocks. From a Caucasian American woman giving birth to a Chinese couple’s baby, to midwives dedicated to empowering the underprivileged; Lisa talks to the people changing the birth industry.
This is Life with Lisa Ling, Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe and Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Picked Up for Additional Seasons
Three of CNN’s successful Original Series have been picked up for additional seasons, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced today. Each of these primetime programs delivered stand-out ratings in their respective time periods, and further demonstrated the network’s commitment to quality, non-scripted series. FULL POST
NEW CNN ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT
In THIS IS LIFE, award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling takes us on a gritty, breathtaking journey to far corners of America. Here, Ling introduces us to sub-cultures and communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous; often getting people to share things that they haven't shared with their closest friends or even family members. This new CNN Original Series is produced by part2 pictures and premieres on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10pm, ET/PT.
Said Ling, “I have always believed that the more we know about each other, the more evolved we become. I am absolutely thrilled to bring stories of everyday people with extraordinary lives to the premier global journalism platform, CNN. I hope viewers will open their hearts and minds to the incredible worlds we're about to explore together.”
“Lisa is a seasoned reporter with an unbelievable ability to connect with the people she interviews, issues she examines and the audience she enlightens. CNN is thrilled to have her compelling and fearless storytelling as part of our Original Series line-up,” said Amy Entelis, senior vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide.
Each hour-long episode, in the eight-part series, gives a raw and honest look into unconventional lifestyles that exist in our own backyard. Screeners of two episodes, detailed below, are available for review upon request: FULL POST