The sixth season of the documentary TV series Life on the Line is now available to stream online through PBS, bringing some of the unseen stories of the pandemic into focus.
The season spotlights Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) hospitals as they fight the coronavirus pandemic. Real people, doctors and patients alike, search for hope in the midst of COVID-19. In five 30-minute episodes, Life on the Line presents an inspiring view of the strength and spirit of these people and their stories.
“The serious situation we find ourselves in daily saps at our strength, but this season shows how our circumstances do not define our measure of hope and resilience,” says LLUH President Richard Hart, MD, DrPH. “The series team captured the shockwaves felt in the healthcare world in an impactful, inspiring way unique to other seasons of this show.”
Narrated by award-winning journalist Lisa Ling, each episode follows the experience of doctors and the patients they serve. Journey with a non-ICU doctor inundated with COVID-19 patients who tries to restore a pastor to his beloved congregation, an OB/GYN doctor on a mission to save an unborn baby and her mother, a burned-out ICU doctor fighting to stem the tide of coronavirus infections, a forensic pediatrician who unveils the ugly, hidden pandemic, and finally, a financial crisis that threatens to crush the hospital.
The Emmy award-winning show has aired on hundreds of stations and markets in the United States.