COMCAST CABLE LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO FIND AMERICA’S SUPER SENIORS
SUZANNE ROBERTS, HOST OF COMCAST CABLE’S SEEKING SOLUTIONS WITH SUZANNE, LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO FIND AMERICA’S SUPER SENIORS
PHILADELPHIA, PA — February 2 — Do you know someone extraordinary over the age of 65? Someone whose work, personality or everyday actions inspire others? Someone who has clearly made, or is making, a difference in people’s lives? If the answer is yes, then you just might know the future America’s Super Senior. With baby boomers hitting their 50s and 60s, America is finally beginning to wake up to the fact that aging is not the end of everything good in life. The truth is, older adults are staying more active than ever, and whether through work or volunteer activities, sports or leisure, community activism or advocacy, there are millions of men and women over the age of 65 who are continuing to achieve new accomplishments and make a difference in untold ways. And Suzanne Roberts, the Emmy award-winning host and creator of Seeking Solutions with Suzanne, which airs on CN8, The Comcast Network, and Comcast Cable systems across the country, is on a hunt to seek them out, with the launch this week of a nationwide competition to find and honor America’s Super Senior.
Roberts, who at 85 is herself an extra-Super Senior, created Seeking Solutions — and a whole new career for herself — at the age of 80. Now, having ridden a Harley Davidson, demonstrated a breast self-exam on air, broadcast her own cataract surgery before millions of viewers, performed in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, and having more energy than others half her age, she’s on the lookout for others who embody her own spirit of adventure, curiosity, volunteerism, willingness to take risks and more, with their own compelling stories that exemplify the character of a Super Senior.Candidates must be 65 or older and may be nominated through March of 2007, either online at www.suzanne.tv or by mail. Two winners will be chosen and notified at the beginning of April and will join Suzanne for a taping of Seeking Solutions to air in May, as part of a prize package including round trip airfare, limo transport, overnight hotel stay with friend or spouse at the Five-Diamond Rittenhouse Hotel, private lunch with Suzanne Roberts and a choice of spa services from the Adolf Bieckler Spa/Salon. Entry nominations must include a brief 100-word description of the nominee and why he/she should win Suzanne’s “Super Senior” Contest. Entrants may also submit up to (3) photos of their nominee “in action,” and can then submit the completed application, description, and photos via the application page on the website, or sent postage paid, to: Seeking Solutions with Suzanne, Stage 3 Productions, Attn: Super Senior Contest, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1530, Philadelphia, PA, 19102.
A two-time Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award-winner and 4-time nominee for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Host/Magazine and Specials, Suzanne Roberts is a visionary pioneer who created Seeking Solutions with Suzanne in 2000 upon realizing the dearth of programming targeted to and available for, the over-50 audience. Since its inception, the show has helped to change the landscape of informational television with a landmark product that is gives the 50+ population the kind of innovative programming they need and want, which prior to its launch didn’t exist on a national scope anywhere else on the small screen. Aiming to both enlighten and entertain, the show provides ideas, information, tips and insight on topics that impact the older adult audience — from facelifts to prostate cancer, intergenerational conflict to finance, breaking the rules of aging to weight training — all within the context of an adventurous guide map to making the most out of life, regardless of age.Broadcast to more than 21 million viewers across the U.S., Seeking Solutions with Suzanne is comprised of five-minute segments that air three times daily on CNN Headline News at 11:55am, 4:55pm and 9:55pm, and a half-hour show that airs weekly on CN8 and Comcast Cable systems across the country. Hosted by actress, producer and lecturer Suzanne Roberts, Seeking Solutions with Suzanne is a production of Philadelphia-based Stage 3 Productions.
For more information on the Super Seniors competition, call Stage 3 Productions / Seeking Solutions with Suzanne at 215.985.2700 or visit www.suzanne.tv. For more information on Suzanne Roberts and Seeking Solutions with Suzanne, or for press interview opportunities, please call Nina Zucker Associates at 610.667.0706 or [email protected]