Program
Primed for Life
Producing Organization
WTVI (Television station : Charlotte, N.C.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-zs2k64c486
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Description
Program Description
"Primed for Life is an inspiring half hour TV documentary that explores the beliefs, attitudes and activities of five positive older adults, ages 73 to 90. Over 40 persons in a four county area were interviewed in selecting these five. Narrated by world famous actress, Rosemary Harris, this program helps to break down negative stereotypes about aging commonly held by persons of all ages. Since broadcast, the program is receiving wide use with a broad audience of school age children, church groups, middle age persons facing retirement, young adults with aging parents, and residents of nursing homes. The program received a positive newspaper review and tremendous viewer response. Shelia Tucker, WTVI Program Director said 'Primed for Life is the most moving documentary every produced by WTVI in my memory.' It is being distributed for broadcast through Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA) and marketed nationally. The program was produced with the modest budget of $12,370 from the Charlotte Junior League. Significant sound on bites were captured which enhanced the realism and life of the production. This was done without a trained audio person on the crew by training volunteers. Dr. Monroe Gilmour, board member of The National Association of Retired Persons said, 'Primed for Life inspires persons of all ages to seek out new experiences and challenges for growth and to prepare early for later years.' This program has been selected for conferences in Pennsylvania, Washington State and North Carolina and will be part of the program at The National Council on Aging Annual Meeting in Chicago in March 1987. "With a very modest budget and small crew, the producers of this documentary achieved high production values and succeeded in creating a moving, inspirational picture of aging that can help people of all ages with this life process."--1986 Peabody Awards entry form. The interviewees are Pearl Cass, age 90; Isabel Rubin, age 74; Peter Gilchrist, Jr. age 76; Ola Baxter Jenkins, age 82; and Al Browne, age 78. They discuss their views on work, family, leisure, exercise, and other topics that surround making the most of the last stages of one's life.
Broadcast Date
1986-04-02
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:30.002
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Credits
Producing Organization: WTVI (Television station : Charlotte, N.C.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-5bfa9bb875f (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:28:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Primed for Life,” 1986-04-02, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-zs2k64c486.
MLA: “Primed for Life.” 1986-04-02. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-zs2k64c486>.
APA: Primed for Life. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-zs2k64c486