Old Fart University
Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, and Teacher Man
Poet Nikki Giovanni, author of On My Journey Now and Acolytes
Larry Gelbart, producer/comedy writer. M*A*S*H/Tootsie
Marc Freedman, founder of Civic Ventures
This episode's Life (Part 2) panel is joined by Marc Freedman of Civic Ventures, an organization that seeks to redefine the second half of life as a vital source of social and individual renewal.
Hollywood veteran Larry Gelbart observes that so many years of youth are spent being educated, but no one is similarly prepared for being old. A brainstorm session erupts, and the gang hatches a plan for an "Old Fart University." It could be a great tool to prepare aging adults for the second part of their lives, and help them find new ways to be a force in our society.
Gelbart points out that, if nothing else, "it would be wonderful to go to school once your skin's cleared up!"