CNN’s Lisa Ling Presents Bucksbaum Lecture

Above: Lisa Ling of CNN will speak at the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series Thursday at Drake University.

CNN reporter, host and producer Lisa Ling will deliver the 40th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. Admission is free; no tickets are required.

Currently executive producer and host of CNN’s “This is Life,” Ling journeys to the far corners of America, with a focus on uncovering important issues. She previously served as executive producer and host of Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Our America,” field correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and contributor to ABC News’ “Nightline” and National Geographic’s “Explorer.” She also co-authored several books, including “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.”

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