What will you do with the rest of your life? This TV series targets 40 to 100-year-olds. Each episode features real people from different socio-economic levels and cultures. Each show's guests explain how they met the challenges of maturing, retirement, new experiences, divorce, economic planning, finding new jobs/careers, illness, loss, loneliness, and other problems. Programs are positive, inspiring, and practical. This series is about real people who find and share their solutions to problems unique and important to the challenges of living a longer life.
Leading Gen Previous Broadcasts
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
Twelve people, ages 32-88, explain their challenges and triumphs in life. Harry Sneider, age 69, escaped Latvia during W.W. II, became a World record-winning athlete despite a crippling disease, and with his wife, Sarah, age 65, became fitness experts and coaches. Kai, age 32 and Steve Boyer, age 50, married after an internet dating romance and are adjusting to their cultural, religious and racial differences. Karen Delgado, age 40, an immigrant from Peru, helps support her family by sales generated from the Peruvian sweaters she imports. Bob Budish, age 85, discovers a group of widows and widowers who help and be-friend one another as they move forward with their lives.
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
Four people, ages 19-63, relate their life challenges and solutions. Britton Derby, age 58, tells why he traded his career as a stockbroker to be a car parker. Bill Soqui, age 49, serves his community as Fire Chief, and plans to take his teenage daughter with him to help the poor in Nicaragua and to teach her the importance of helping others. At age seven, Vivian Stancil, age 63, raised her siblings, struggled during their traumatic separation, and by age 19 had her own two children and became blind. Vivian next entered college and earned a teaching degree. She overcame her obesity, fear of water, and lost 100 lbs by swimming. Vivian is a Senior Olympic Swimming Champion and recipient of her community's award for her outstanding service.
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
Nine people, ages 36-88 relate their philosophy, experiences and how they found happiness as maturing adults. A Barber Shop Quartet enjoys the camaraderie of singing together. June Gurnick, age 88, deals with the loss of her husband and how and why she and her five daughters serve the community. The Torres family lives in a multigenerational home, raises organic crops to sustain themselves, and values their family and William's Purple Heart award.
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
Hosts Gino La Mont and Carolyn Ausman interview Joan Busick, age 57, who gets a divorce and achieves her life goal of independence when she goes back to school, enters a new profession, and helps other women receive college educations and find careers; Jane Curnutt, age 60, recent widow and former postal employee, goes back to school, earns degrees, and now works on NASA projects; Frank Gorzny, age 89, tells how he raises his great granddaughter, after his grandchildren failed to provide good parenting, and still finds time to ride a motorcycle, and climb trees; Phyllis and Phil Sansone, both age 70, a homemaker and a former successful grocery chain owner, talk about family values and raising their children; Shirley and Merle Harris, ages 75 and 80, talk about her life as a college student in her 60's, his multiple and successful business ventures, and learning to be charitable. Both spend time working to help others and share their wisdom on retirement and future generations.