Life on the Line
The desire to overcome is at the core of everyone - especially those fighting disease, facing a natural disaster, or coping with a disability or battling mental illness. Narrated by Lisa Ling, this series is an inspiring look into the resilience of humankind.
Life on the Line Previous Broadcasts
The Lost Generation (Episode #205)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 8:30 PM
Before 1984, the life expectancy in the small African country of Lesotho was 70 years. Today it's 40. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has ravaged the mountain kingdom, leaving scores of orphans and grandmothers to pick up the pieces of a shattered country. Instead of retirement, the elderly are facing a future of hard labor caring for their grandchildren until the day they die.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
Footsteps of the Unknown (Episode #207)
KQED World: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
As the second poorest country in the world, Ethiopia sits as a crossroads of hope and despair. With overwhelming widespread poverty and disease, it's estimated that one in eight children are orphaned or abandoned. Yet in the western highlands, in a town called Gimbie, lies a hospital where non-profit workers take these lonely children under their wings. Follow the journey of baby Bella whose mother abandoned her at the hospital, and be inspired by the heroes who commit their lives to making the world a brighter place for these children.
- KQED World: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
Ebola Warriors (Episode #302H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
This is the dramatic story of two hospitals: one fighting to keep the Ebola virus inside, and the other to keep it out. Follow Dr. Gillian Seton, a physician at Cooper SDA Hospital in Liberia, who is fighting to keep the epidemic out of her hospital in order to keep its doors open to patients who don't have the deadly virus. A few hours away in Sierra Leone, meet James, a local healthcare worker who is risking his life to treat Ebola patients in the Red Zone at Waterloo SDA Hospital. And watch how one of his patients is trying to obtain community acceptance as an Ebola survivor.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
The Aftermath (Episode #203)
KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
In one of the worst storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with devastating force. More than 6,000 people died and thousands more displaced, leaving a whole region left to face loss, hardship, and depression. In the aftermath of the deadly typhoon, an international behavioral health trauma team touches down to help those facing grief and post-traumatic stress. Journey through the eyes of Nona, a single mother of five, as she shares her story of survival; and Joward, a local pastor determined to help the people in his community.
- KQED World: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
San Bernardino Strong (Episode #301H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
Julie never thought she would be where she is now: healing from two gunshot wounds when her co-worker and his wife opened fire at an employee meeting in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks. In the midst of this tragedy, hope lives on. You see it in the eyes of Julie who is set on sharing her hope with others. You witness it in the heroic efforts of first responders helping those injured. And you feel it in a bond the community formed like never before.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 5:00 AM