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Old 20th February 2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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Lisa Ling's expose on faith healers...

Lisa Ling (sister of the girl who was kidnapped in North Korea) has a new show on Oprah's channel.

I saw her being interviewed about the show; she said the first episode was about faith healers. I didn't see it and can't find it online but in the interview, see said that she "Witnessed a kind of miracle" and something about her preconcieved notions being wrong. It seemed like she was defending it but I couldn't tell.

Did anyone see it or know anything about it?
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Old 21st February 2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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We don't het it, but reviews so far seem to say she was hoping for a miracle!

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The documentary series "Our America with Lisa Ling" (OWN, 10 p.m.) looks to add a little on Oprah Winfrey's new cable network. Yet in her first piece, she goes out of her way to bring an open mind to the faith healing industry of the tattooed Todd Bentley - a ministry that's already been exposed by "Nightline" in 2008 as to having not resulted in a single documented case of actual healing.
http://blogs.courant.com/roger_catli...among-the.html

And another review on the series

http://blogs.indiewire.com/carynjame...ives/lisaling/
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Old 21st February 2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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I saw this. It focused on this overweight preacher in his thirties who claimed to perform miracles. He looked more like a biker than a preacher, but that wasn't all that surprising. They all look like that lately. Anyway, a gentleman paralyzed from the waist down who had brain damage was hoping to be healed, but at the end nothing happened after the preacher prayed over him. That was a letdown.
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Old 21st February 2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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Here's a review from the Washington Post:

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OWN TV's 'Our America with Lisa Ling': A road trip to the social margins

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The America that Ling focuses on has a rainy, rusted-out gloom. In the premiere, she travels to a Bible college in Fort Mill, S.C., located on "the remnants of a former theme park," which is unmistakably that of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's long-forgotten Heritage USA boondoggle.

Now a Bible college and center for faith-healing, it beckons end-stage cancer patients and irreparably injured paraplegics to its refurbished hotel atrium. "What drew me to this story is [to find out] what inspires people to believe in miracles," Ling says. "It has challenged everything I thought I knew about faith."
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Only now, objectivity has become Oprahtivity, and each assignment leaves Ling in a bit of an emotional lurch. She is deeply moved by her subjects but none the wiser. She discovers all sorts of darkness, sadness, guilt - and the best she can offer is an understanding nod, a hug and, of course, a camera.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...021404793.html
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Old 22nd February 2011, 07:05 AM   #5
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Funny how you NEVER see these left behind at faith healing sessions:
http://www.damninteresting.net/conte...hetic_legs.jpg
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