Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An Evening with Lisa Ling --- Lecture & Booksigning!

Lisa Ling
Last night, my hubby & I attended an event at UCSB's Campbell Hall featuring American journalist Lisa Ling. This event was organized by UCSB's Arts & Lectures as part of their Word of Mouth series.

The following is an excerpt about Ms. Ling found on the UCSB's Arts & Lectures website:
In today’s sound-bite news culture, important issues often get overlooked. A former correspondent for CNN, co-host of The View and now host of Our America on the Oprah Winfrey Network, acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling has shed light on harsh realities and championed true heroes. With her sister Laura, she co-wrote Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home. In this compelling talk, Ling will share stories from her high-profile media career and explain how journalism can be a force for propelling the world forward in new and positive ways.

Ms. Ling gave a riveting talk last night filled with stories from her career, which were all thought provoking. Things Ms. Ling discussed made you think more about the world around you.

Somewhere Inside
After Ms. Ling spoke for approximately an hour, there was a brief question and answer session, followed by a meet and greet where audience members could have Ms. Ling autograph copies of her books. I had purchase a copy of Ms. Ling's nonfiction book, Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home, which she co-wrote with her sister Laura Ling. I was able to have Ms. Ling autograph my copy of her book, which made my evening that more memorable. 

Ms. Ling is really nice and personable. I was even able to have my picture taken with her last night as well!


  1. Replies
    1. I've enjoyed watching Lisa Ling since her days on The View Talk Show. It's been awesome seeing her career as a journalist take off. Ms. Ling is really well spoken and gave a great talk last Tuesday evening! She seems so genuine and such a sweet person.

    2. I really enjoy seeing her on the Oprah show (when it was on). And now she is on the O network sometimes!

    3. Yes, I like Lisa Ling's show 'Our America' on the OWN Network. :-)