Interesting Programming on PBS
Caring for Your Parents
Wed April 2 at 9pm, repeating Saturday April 5 at midnight
As the American population ages, many adult children are becoming caregivers for their aging parents. A documentary discusses approaches to caregiving and follows the lives of five families struggling to provide compassionate care for their parents. After the 90-minute broadcast, former NBC medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene leads “A Conversation About Caring,” a half-hour discussion that offers advice and guidance on how to start the conversation.
Retirement Revolution (2parts)
Tuesdays, April 1 and April 8, 10pm
A documentary examines the financial challenges facing the baby boomer generation. Paula Zahn hosts.
Part 1 of 2: Hazards and Vicissitudes. The first episode illustrates what retirement means for baby boomers’ financial futures and how it has evolved historically — from the Great Depression to the birth of Social Security and Medicare to today’s climate of economic uncertainty.
Part 2 of 2: On Your Own. Offers practical considerations for retirement planning.
The Truth About Cancer
Wed 4/16, 9pm; repeating Sunday 4/20 midnight
A film seeking to answer the question, “Why does anyone still die of cancer?”, takes an intimate look at cancer diagnosis and treatment through personal stories of triumph and tragedy. The last half-hour features journalist and breast cancer survivor Linda Ellerbee hosting a follow-up panel discussion on the importance of prevention and screenings, what to expect if you or a loved one is diagnosed and how to live with the disease.