Lisa Ling is one of the most talented and brilliant journalists on the planet. I don’t know how she manages to find the compelling stories she finds, or how she manages to cover so many, but it’s jaw-dropping. And in the 21 years she’s been doing it, she calls the piece airing tomorrow night “one of the most important she’s ever done.”
This amazing episode of her program “Our America With Lisa Ling” is about soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is a powerful look into the damage military veterans face when they return home.
In Lisa’s words: “This is an entire generation of young men and women who are battling PTSD and are totally forgotten. 18 suicides a day. The crisis has only just begun.”
My bandmates and I often hear from many of our fans in the military. They come to our shows, some even belong to the fan club, and they’ve invited us to their bases. It was them that I thought of first. The episode is called “Invisible Wounds Of War” and airs on Veteran’s Day, November 11th at 5-6p.m. on OWN.
My thoughts and respect go out to our vets. Happy Veteran’s Day; you have my heartfelt best wishes and thanks.
Here’s Lisa talking about the episode: