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He Coined the Term 'Ageism'

Dr. Robert Butler — Two Interviews from the Prime Time Radio Archive

A comprehensive view of aging in America

Editor’s Note: Dr. Butler died of cancer on July 4, 2010, at the age of 83.

Aging in the 21st Century: January 29, 2008

Dr. Robert Butler is one of the most respected gerontologists active today. President and CEO of the International Longevity Center, Dr. Butler foresaw the impact aging would have on society nearly 50 years ago. In 1976, Dr. Butler won a Pulitzer Prize for his book, Why Survive? Being Old in America, and has just published The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life. He talks with Mike Cuthbert, host of Prime Time RadioListen

Leading The Revolution on Aging: June 3, 2008

Dr. Robert Butler is a visionary leader in the field of aging.  A founding director of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, as well as the nation’s first department of geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Butler is the author of some 300 scientific and medical articles, according to his website, and he's a regular visitor to AARP's Prime Time Radio. Listen

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