Episode 2001: Hanging Up the Keys
As the boomer generation begins turning 65 this year, one of the many issues it faces is driving: When is it time to hang up the keys? While 65 is, in most cases, a little young for most to seriously consider giving up driving, millions of Americans over 50 have parents in their 70s, 80s, and 90s, and for them the issue is front and center. Segment Three—Ron Reagan, My Father at 100.
Deborah Hersman NTSB Chairman
Dr. Carl Soderstrom, MD Motor Vehicle Administration
Episode 2002: Global Graying
The world is growing older. By the year 2030, one billion people on the planet will be over the age of 65. Plus, for the first time in history, the number of those who are older than 50 will be greater than those under 17. What will be the consequence of an aging global population? How will it affect demographics, immigration, the work force and government programs? Segment Three—David Ferriero, The 10th Archivist of the United States.
Ted Fishman, Author, Shock of Gray
Phillip Longman, Author, Empty Cradle
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sloan Center on Aging and Work
Episode 2003: When I’m 65
The first splash of the baby boomer wave hits the symbolic retirement age of 65 this year (2011,) and we look into what that means for boomers individually, as a generation, and for the broader society as well. Selfish navel-gazers or generous optimistic activists? In the first of a series on Inside E Street: An overview of America’s post-war baby boomers unleashed into their golden age. Segment Three: Ask Amy.
Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave
Ellen Goodman, Former Syndicated Columnist
Neil Howe, LifeCourse
Episode 2004: Diagnosis: Scam
A recent survey found that 1 in 5 Americans aged 71 and older have been taken in some kind of financial con and about half of respondents said they had experienced an attempted fraud such as being pitched foreign lottery tickets or unsuitable investment. Now a coalition of financial and medical professionals is teaming up to try to protect people vulnerable to exploitation. Doctors in 22 states are becoming the front line in assessing who has been stung by a scam and who may be vulnerable. It's an attempt to thwart a problem that causes$2.6 billion in financial losses a year. Segment Three: Anna Deavere Smith’s Let Me Down Easy.
Dr. Bob Roush, Huffington Cen on Aging
Steve Irwin, Pennsylvania Securities Commissioner
Steve Chabinsky, FBI Cyber Division
Don Blandin, Investor Protection Trust
Episode 2005: Gray Matters
Now that you’re over 50, do you misplace your car keys more often; walk into a room and wonder why you’re there; search for your eyeglasses only to find them on top of your head? When these mental slips happen with increasing frequency, many aging baby boomers wonder if they’re starting to “lose it”. Inside E Street looks at what happens to the brain as it ages, the promise of memory pills, and what you can do to boost your brainpower. Segment Three: Dancer’s brain (Julliard).
Dr. Scott Small, Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Richard Restak, GMU Medical Center
Dr. Paul Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Molly Wagster, National Institutes of Health
Episode 2006: Medicare Chief
His critics paint him as an advocate of health care rationing. But Dr. Donald Berwick, who heads up the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), begs to differ. In a wide-ranging conversation with Inside E Street’s Lark McCarthy, Berwick discusses the health care reform law and why he’s been able to ignore the noise emanating from his critics. President Obama re-nominated him in January after Berwick became a lightning rod following his recess appointment last summer. Segment Three: Trek Desk
Dr. Donald Berwick, CMS