"An inspiring look into the resilience of humankind."

Life on the Line


The desire to overcome is at the core of everyone. Especially those fighting disease, facing a natural disaster, coping with a disability or battling mental illness. “Life on the Line” is an inspiring look into the resilience of humankind.

The Setting

At hospitals around the nation, people face life and death situations every day. “Life on the Line” zeroes in on one renowned academic hospital in Southern California. Loma Linda University Health serves one-quarter of California, and equips medical teams to travel around the world. The show follows patients from Southern California to the Amazon, Haiti and Egypt as they all fight a similar battle: to stay alive.


Rarely does television follow the real-life journey of a person’s will to survive. This is not just about the doctors. It is about how real people find meaning in the midst of a tragedy. This is where the real story lives and their strength of spirit shines. Their hope. Their courage. Their determination. Their lives are inspiring.

Lisa Ling

Narrated by Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling is an American journalist and writer, best known for her role as host of “Our America with Lisa Ling” on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, former co-host of ABC's “The View” (from 1999–2002), host of “National Geographic Explorer,” reporter on Channel One News, and special correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and CNN. She was the host of reality television show, “The Job.” Lisa has won several awards for her reporting and documentaries.

Genre and Specs

A documentary series for television | season 1: 6 episodes |season 2: 7 episodes | TRT 26:46 | HD 1080/60i