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