Hosted by Robert Lipsyte, the 20-part series Life(Part 2) will explore how the boomer generation is coping with aging starting Sept. 13. “This show is designed to inspire boomers’ own self exploration of how they can make a fresh start at any age,” says producer Naomi Boak.
The second season of Life (Part 2), a 20-part series on how 78 million baby boomers are coping with aging, begins its run on PBS starting Sunday, Sept. 13, at 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by former New York Times columnist and Emmy Award-winner Robert Lipsyte, Life (Part 2) will feature “boomer” celebrities like Joy Behar, Martha Stewart, Phil Donahue, Gail Sheehy, David Hyde Pierce, Billie Jean King, and Governor Mike Huckabee and such experts as former Ms. editor Suzanne Braun Levine (Fifty is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood), Harvard professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (The Third Chapter: Passion Risk and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50) and President of Yankelovich, J. Walker Smith (Generation Ageless).
“With the economy’s downturn, baby boomers have been particularly affected – with the shrinking of their life savings, loss of their jobs, and the ageism they confront when looking for a new career,” said Executive Producer Naomi S. Boak in a prepared statement.
“This show is designed to inspire boomers’ own self exploration of how they can make a fresh start at any age… of how they can live 20 or 30 more years of vigor, engagement and impact, defying ageist stereotypes while still having a clear-eyed view of the challenges that come with this new territory.”
The series is produced by Twin Cities Public Television with major funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies and MetLife Foundation.