An inspiring look into the resilience of humankind.


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 world, 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.


This series 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.

narrated by

Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling is an American journalist and writer, best known for her role as host of “This is Life with Lisa Ling” on CNN; “Our America with Lisa Ling” on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network; former co-host of ABC's “The View” (from 1999–2002), and host of “National Geographic Explorer.” Lisa has won several awards for her reporting and documentaries.


TV Schedule for the all new Season 3

Underwriters of the Show

Season 1

  • Ed and Ann Zinke
  • Tom and Vi Zapara
  • The Walters Family Foundation
  • Ron and Wanda Watson
  • Loma Linda Market
  • George and Joan Harding

Season 2

  • Ed and Ann Zinke
  • The Ralph and Carolyn Thompson Charitable Foundation

Season 3

  • Ed and Ann Zinke
  • Versacare, Inc.
  • George and Joan Harding