Ling visits a faith healing revival in Fort Mill, S.C., run by controversial evangelist Todd Bentley. During the visit, Ling says she's challenged by what she thought she knew about faith.
Five transgender people in various stages of transition are profiled.
Lisa Ling explores the challenges of living life on a list of registered sex offenders as she meets with ex-cons in Florida. "They're America's pariahs, pushed into the shadows," she says. Or, as one man living in a swampy campground with other offenders calls it, "the leper colony." Ling also meets a real-estate agent who finds more substantial housing for offenders who can afford it; and follows authorities as they arrest an ex-con accused of failing to register an address change.
"Can prayer make you straight?" Host Lisa Ling explores that notion as she observes some 1100 participants at a Freedom Conference sponsored by the evangelical organization Exodus International, which offers advice on combating same-sex attractions. "I have chosen to live my life through the filter of my faith," says Exodus president Alan Chambers, "not through the filter of my sexuality.
A Texas man travels to Colombia to meet women who advertise for husbands at a marriage website.
Lisa discusses the time she spent in a central Ohio town ravaged by heroin, and the connections that she made with the people along the way.
Updates on the people and situations shown in previous episodes.
Lisa Ling begins Season 2 by exploring homemade sex films on the Internet, and how the widespread availability of online pornography has affected Americans' sex lives and relationships.
A report on plural marriage in the U.S. focuses on the polygamous community in Centennial Park, Ariz.
Lisa explores sex trafficking in Washington, DC.
Exploring problems facing U.S. veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Host Lisa Ling visits a suicide hotline for veterans in New York City and a veterans' retreat in New Mexico.
Human individuality is explored in a report on identical twins.
Exploring the rate at which black men are incarcerated, and ways to reduce it. Included: case studies.
From pageant parents to a "tiger mom" to parents who opt for radical "un-schooling," Lisa Ling explores the world of extreme parenting and discovers what these moms and dads have in common: they all believe their path is the best for their children.
Ever wonder what happens after the cameras shut off and the Our America crew leaves? Find out how live has changed for some of the most compelling individuals from this season of the show when Lisa Ling pays them a visit.
Beauty queens- as American as apple pie, adored by little girls everywhere. But over the past few years it's little girls, rather than women, who have taken center stage. Who are these pint-sized princesses? And whose dreams are they really fulfilling?
Statistics show that the tradition of the American nun may be dying out, but Lisa Ling will meet nuns and sisters of all ages who continue to pledge their lives to God - and discover what draws them to this radical lifestyle.
Over 1000 American girls give birth every day, more than in any other nation in the developed world. This is a story of teenage dreams, of powerful efforts to stop children from having children, and of teenage freedom lost to the cycle of teen pregnancy.
Native American stereotypes are alive and well: extreme poverty, high teen suicide rates, and alcoholism. Ling meets the people who are seeking both modern and traditional solutions to give the next generation a fighting chance at a brighter future.
For most Americans, first comes love, and then comes marriage. But for some, it's the opposite. Is arranged marriage archaic and loveless, or is it a rational approach to life-long commitment? Ling explores this ancient approach to love in modern America.
In the wake of the Great Recession, America's middle class emerges as the face of the new poverty. Lisa Ling travels the country to meet those forced by the aftershocks of the economic crisis to downsize their lives and reassess the American Dream.
Lisa Ling investigates the case of a teenage boy who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for touching a girl's breast - and is now a registered sex offender. Lisa will try to piece together what happened and find out: did the punishment fit the crime?
In America, we're innocent until proven guilty. But when the system fails, how can an innocent person restart their life? Lisa explores the lives of men who were wrongly convicted, and one man on death row whose daughter is fighting for the truth.
Is it possible to use prayer and therapy to "pray the gay away"? Revisit the groundbreaking episode on this topic, along with an exclusive new interview with the leader of Exodus International, Alan Chambers, who credits "Our America" with changing his mind.
Monogamy is the defining feature of almost all American marriages, but today more and more everyday Americans are choosing to leave the "vanilla" world behind and embrace their own unique brand of "negotiated monogamy." It's estimated that 15 million Americans are active in the Swinger lifestyle. From suburban house parties to exclusive nightclub gatherings, Lisa crosses the country to explore what's at stake with this non-traditional yet growing phenomenon.
In this special episode, host Lisa Ling joins “ex-gay” organization Exodus International president Alan Chambers and a group of reparative therapy survivors as they engage in a face-to-face confrontation 40 years in the making.
Each year in America, more than 600,000 people are reported missing. Some are doggedly searched for by friends and family members; others seem to simply disappear, unfound and unlooked for. In this episode, Lisa Ling meets women on both sides of the search: A woman who disappeared for two months as the victim of a notorious kidnapping, and a mother still searching for her daughter who went missing three years ago.