"I know of no other program in the media that is as creative, comprehensive and focused as 'Coming Of Age In Aging America'. I have every expectation that the project will help to launch an urgently needed national dialogue."


-Laura Carstensen | Director, Stanford Center on Longevity


Coming of Age in an Aging America is an extensive public media project aimed at creating conversation and action to productively shape America as an aging society. Content was developed in collaboration with the MacArthur Network on Aging and Society.

Click here to preview the temporary schedule.


The project elements are:

•  A long form nationally broadcast Public Television documentary. Broadcasts begin March 26th. Please check  your local listings.

•  A website with additional video including the Big Idea in 4 minutes, print resources and ToolKit.

•  Characters, stories and revealing new research will carry the central themes of work, community and intergenerational relationships. We explore a Georgia community re-designing itself; a large medical system remolding its work environment under the banner of ‘A Life Well-Lived’ to retain older workers and invite younger ones; a classroom of young college students as they begin to grapple with the idea of longer lives – intellectually and emotionally.


Twin Cities Public Television is the project’s Public Television presenting station. American Public Television is the project's broadcast distributor.


Project Producer is Vital Pictures Inc, winner of a host of awards for its work, most recently the DuPont Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism and a National Emmy nomination. For more information on Vital Pictures, visit www.vitalpix.com


Funding has been provided by the John A. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, AARP & the Silver Century Foundation.


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