Robert Lipsyte talks about 'Life (Part 2)'

Robert Lipsyte
New York Times and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Robert Lipsyte, hosts the second season of the 20-part weekly series Life (Part 2), airing nationwide this fall on public television stations.
Image courtesy of Twin Cities Public Television

Every seven seconds another American turns 50. That's 12,500 people per day -- the heart of the Baby Boom generation -- passing this symbolic milestone.

There has never been a population explosion like the Baby Boom in American history. It's been an especially turbulent year for this "biggest generation" with retirement funds disappearing, and a health care system in flux. That means there's plenty to talk about on the Twin Cities-produced TV program "Life (Part 2)."

The show has frank -- and entertaining -- discussions about issues facing baby boomers. Celebrity guests and experts on aging give their take on issues like marriage, care giving, body image and -- of course -- aging gracefully.

New episodes began airing earlier this month on Twin Cities Public Television, which created the program. Its host is USA Today columnist, author, and Emmy-winning TV host Robert Lipsyte. He joined Tom Crann to talk about what viewers can expect can expect from the upcoming series.

Gain a Better Understanding of Today

MPR News is not just a listener supported source of information, it's a resource where listeners are supported. We take you beyond the headlines to the world we share in Minnesota. Become a sustainer today to fuel MPR News all year long.