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Growing Bolder

Famous Footsteps (#202)

[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: GROWING BOLDER targets people who believe, "it's not about age, it's about attitude. "The new lifestyle series finds and celebrates the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging. The co-hosts, veteran journalists Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer, bring a wealth of broadcast experience to GROWING BOLDER. In each episode, they introduce inspirational, optimistic and life-affirming segments about athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, actors, politicians, health experts, as well as ordinary people - all of whom share a common goal of growing bolder, not older.

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