I am finding that Twitter is becoming a more important part of my social media diet.
I want to talk about another word that is used to demean and diminish older people. This time Kavan’s the one getting in dustups, with no less than Oprah and AARP.
I am writing because I read your recent ChangingAging blog post about Oprah Winfrey, and I have to say I believe you are being too hard on her.
I had been making notes for an update on Oprah’s decades of extolling the virtues of eternal youth but I then ran across a ChangingAging post I could have written.
This week I received a guestblog submission from a wonderful ChangingAging reader who is writing a book on graceful aging and submitted a post listing her Top 15 Books on
Oprah is trying to change her tune on aging but she’s a day late and an apology short. In a much-touted video on Huffington Post Oprah extols the “blessings” of aging, but if you listen and look carefully her monologue is laced with anti-aging bias.
Weekly Blog Roundup More Hot Koko This is the second in a series of Hot Koko posts. (First post HERE) When Jude and I started “playing” music, neither of us knew how to hold our instruments. Sure we had seen pictures of guitar and mandolin players but looking at a picture and knowing how to do it are two different things…. Read more →
A couple years ago ChangingAging and our readers campaigned to challenge the Oprah Show to fully embrace aging in all its beauty, challenges and complexity. In particular Dr. Bill asked Oprah to find a place on her show for elders and those who care for them to explore a better way of aging. We asked our community to share their… Read more →
I was sitting in the dentist chair Thursday — a captive audience so to speak — and coincidentally the TV was tuned to The Oprah Show. To my utter astonishment, the episode I watched could almost be construed as a twisted, celebrity-obsessed attempt at a pro-aging message for women. A re-run from September, the episode “Aging Beauty” was a sort… Read more →
From the comments, Tropigal notes… I want skin that is supple and relatively free of age spots, without being obsessive about it. I interviewed a topnotch dermatologist in my 20s, when I was reporter and seeking a fountain of youth for my skin. He was an older man with a beautiful complexion. He said he used nothing but soap and… Read more →
Media types, well old media types, always tell you that older viewers/listeners/readers aren’t worth ANYTHING. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. That’s why this story caught my eye. The Wall Street Journal notes that The View — with 3.8 million viewers each day — is “tilting away from simple celebrity plugs and devoting more time to weighty political topics.” “ABC’s daytime talk show… Read more →
From Debra D. Bass, hands down the most enlightened Fashion Editor in the news industry: Aging is not optional, so forgive me if I’m a little annoyed by the “anti-age” marketing bandwagon. It does not fill my heart with glee to imagine a world of Dorian Grays smiling devilishly at every compliment. You can’t cheat time, turn it back or… Read more →
We’ve received a flood of response to Dr. Bill’s personal appeal, Hello Oprah and Oprah Challenge videos. Many readers sent us personal stories and a few inspired viewers have promised to create videos showing how aging has brought richness and depth to their lives. Please continue to share the videos, post comments, send us your stories and email Oprah’s producers… Read more →
From Darlene’s Hodgepodge blog I know that most of you were introduced to Dr. Bill on Ronni Bennett’s blog, Time Goes By. His first video asked elders to sign a letter to Oprah requesting her to have him as a guest on his show. He has just made a new challenge to the elders. He wants us to make a… Read more →
Hello friends. Recently I made the case that Elders and the people who care about our Elders should find a place on Oprah’s show. To make that happen we need to share our stories about how aging has brought richness into our lives. Below is a special YouTube challenge I’ve prepared for you, ChangingAging readers. If you have the ability… Read more →
Wow, I’m overwhelmed with the response I’m getting for my appeal to Oprah. Thank you everyone for watching the video and commenting. Thanks especially to Ronni Bennett at TGB for not hesitating to tell it like it is. Keep the comments coming!
This is my direct appeal to Oprah. I argue for giving Elders and the people who love Elders a place on her television show. Here’s hoping that she answers the call.