Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Entertainment. Discussion »
LOS ANGELES Right in the mix of stories about how Americans live now is tonight's episode of "Life on the Rez" that will be shown at 10/9 c on "Our America with Lisa Ling"on OWN tonight.
"Life on the Rez" is right in the mix with this season's episode that includes: swinger clubs, life inside a Catholic nun's convent, a look at young kids in beauty pageants, teen pregnancy and Americans suffering from the recession.
"Native American stereotypes are alive and well: extreme poverty, high teen suicide rates, and alcoholism," reads a portion of the promotional material for tonight's episode on OWN's website.
Tonight's episode was filmed on the Pine Ridge Indian in South Dakota and in the surrounding area. Viewers will see people who are seeking both modern and traditional solutions to improve life on the reservation. By exploring their cultural roots, these young American Indians are working hard to give the next generation a chance at a brighter future.
OWN is the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Before joining OWN, Lisa Ling was a special correspondent for CNN's "Planet in Peril" series and is a contributing editor for USA Today's "USA Weekend" magazine. She is the co-author of "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home," which she penned with her sister, Laura.
Check your local cable listings to locate the OWN Channel.
posted July 10, 2012 6:50 am edt
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