Television Critics Association Press Tour This Emotional Life - PBS

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Television Critics Association Press Tour

Past Event
Pasadena, CA


The Langham Hotel, 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
United States


The Television Critics Association convenes a twice-yearly press tour to provide an opportunity for those who are making television to preview their work to this influential group of critics. TCA membership includes more than 200 full-time journalists writing about television for print and online publications.

This Emotional Life hosted a panel discussion at the TCA press tour to discuss the three-part series and preview a few clips from the series. Participants in the panel discussion included:

  • Dr. Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist, host of This Emotional Life and author of  Stumbling on Happiness
  • Richard Hutton, Senior Executive Producer, Vulcan Productions; Vice President, Media Development
  • Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Producer, NOVA, and Director of the WGBH Science Unit
  • Dr. Dennis  S. Charney, Dean of the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, featured in series
  • Dr. Michael Maddaus, Professor of Surgery, Chair of Division of Thoracic and Foregut  Surgery, University of Minnesota, featured in the series
  • Dr. Xavier Amador, Psychologist, Author, Professor and Speaker, featured in the series.

Media Contacts

Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss
Vulcan Productions
(206) 342-2197

Hilary Sparrow
Vulcan Productions
(206) 342-2579