May 15, 2014

LLUH's 'Life on the Line' to air on KVCR-TV beginning May 21

"Life on the Line," Loma Linda University Health's first nationally aired TV show, will begin airing on public television station KVCR Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. starting May 21.

Narrated by host journalist Lisa Ling and produced by the award-winning team at Advancement Films, "Life on the Line" follows courageous individuals--from a newborn fighting heart disease to a young survivor of the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

The six-episode series will feature

  • "Heart to Heart" tells the story of a family whose newborn desperately needs a heart transplant to survive;
  • "Out of the Rubble" captures the life an eight-year-old Haitian boy who was trapped under rubble for three days;
  • "End It Now" follows three child-abuse victims as they learn to move beyond the trauma and live their lives to the fullest;
  • "Baby Blue" shows how doctors on opposite sides of the globe collaborate to save Egyptian babies born with congenital heart disease;
  • "Armed for the Challenge" features an athlete who sets out to prove that disability doesn't mean inability; and
  • "Anchoring Hope" features a medical boat from Loma Linda University providing much-needed health care services to people living in the underserved Amazon jungle.

In addition to being broadcast on KVCR, "Life on the Line" will air on public television stations nationwide this summer.

For a full program schedule, episode previews and more information about the show, visit lifeontheline.tv.

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