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The Boomer Century: 1946-2046
Who's Who of the Program

The program features candid and insightful interviews with prominent boomers from all walks of life. These are just some of the contributors.

Ken Dychtwald
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Ph.D. and noted gerontologist, Dr. Dychtwald hosts the program. He is the author of several books on aging including “Age Power,” “Bodymind,” “Age Wave” and “The Power Years.”

Oliver Stone
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Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter famous for “Platoon,” “JFK,” “Wall Street” and “World Trade Center,” among others.

Rob Reiner
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Remembered fondly as Archie Bunker’s liberal son-in-law on “All in the Family,” he has since directed and/or produced “When Harry Met Sally” and “Misery.” He also wrote and directed “This is Spinal Tap” and is the founder of Castle Rock Entertainment.

Alvin Toffler
 

Though not strictly a boomer, this writer and futurist is held in high regard by business and political leaders. Famous for his book “Future Shock,” his most recent title is “Revolutionary Wealth.”

Eve Ensler
 

Obie Award-winning playwright of “The Vagina Monologues” and originator of V-Day, a global movement that helps anti-violence organizations in many countries.

Erica Jong
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Fear of Flying,” her first novel, created a sensation in the ‘70s. Since then she has continued to write fiction, non-fiction and poetry including “Fear of Fifty:  A Midlife Memoir” and “What Do Women Want?”

Andrew Weil
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Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine of the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Weil’s general practice focuses on natural and preventive medicine. He is the author of many scientific and popular articles and books.

Lester Thurow
 

Professor of management and economics at MIT, former dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of several best sellers including “Head to Head:  The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe and America” and “Building Wealth.”

Julian Bond
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Chairman of the NAACP, president emeritus of the Southern Poverty Law Center, distinguished scholar in residence at American University and a faculty member in the History Department at the University of Virginia.

Shirley Franklin
 

Mayor of Atlanta and the recipient of the 2005 Profile in Courage Award.

Tony Snow
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President George Bush’s Press Secretary. Previously, he was a presenter for Fox News radio and television, and served as chief speech writer for President George W. Bush's father when he was president.

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“The Boomer Century:
1946-2046” by Richard Croker is available wherever books are sold.

Boomer Tiimeline

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