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FRONTLINE; Living Old

09/20/2006

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Living Old
Program Number

2415G1

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

With 35 million people in America now age sixty-five and older, "the old, old" -- those over 85 -- are now considered the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. While medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer and healthier lives, this new longevity has also had unintended consequences. For millions of Americans, living longer also means serious chronic illness and a protracted physical decline that can require an immense amount of care, often for years and sometimes even decades. Yet just as the need for care is rising, the number of available caregivers is dwindling. With families more dispersed than ever and a healthcare system overburdened, many experts fear that we are on the threshold of a major crisis in care.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Living Old,” 09/20/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_825A9139841548E7B6CFECB0684D60BB.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Living Old.” 09/20/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_825A9139841548E7B6CFECB0684D60BB>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Living Old. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_825A9139841548E7B6CFECB0684D60BB
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