The Open Road: America Looks At Aging

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The Open Road: America Looks At Aging is an hour-long documentary that examines the impending retirement of America's baby boomers on both society as a whole and on individual choices for the future. The film explores the work and lifestyle options of a host of individuals, at various representative stages of retirement, and reveals the manner in which they have shaped - and continue to shape - the critical "third stage" of life. The Open Road: America Looks At Aging premiered on PBS in spring 2005 and has played part of a nation-wide dialogue that has been included in town meetings in 9 select cities, locally-sponsored discussion groups throughout the US, articles written on the various aspects of retirement and its impact authored by veteran journalists, and the creation of a model communities program. The national airing of the documentary, coupled with this intensive grassroots outreach effort, hopes to spur discussion amongst Americans from all walks of life and from all geographic regions, to facilitate understanding of the import of this imminent demographic change and to begin planning for the challenges and obstacles - both societal and individual - that must be overcome to successfully shape America's future into the first half of the 21st century.

Cast

Abigail Trafford
Gene Cohen
Guy McKhann
Marc Friedman
Ann Anderson
Bob Levey
Richard Friedman
Helen Glawe
Joe Diamond
John Ruby
June Tooks
Judy Neff
Mike Windecker
Mort Walker
Troy Demps

Crew

Director: Nina Gilden Seavey
Producer: Nina Gilden Seavey
Writer: Nina Gilden Seavey
Director of Photography: Erich Roland
Editors: Ian Rummer and Mickey Green
Co-Producer: Jeff Gray
Original Score: Jeff Steinberg

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Press

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