Multimedia Programming and Outreach
WHYYs Wider Horizons
is a multi-platform service to address the needs and interests people
in the second half of life as well as their caregivers.
On radio, WHYYs national program Been
There/Done That, is heard in 34 markets. Host-writer Marty Goldensohn
weaves interviews, features, audio essays, commentaries and field recordings
into a lively, witty, informative and entertaining one-hour program.
WHYY takes advantage of national television programs to offer valuable
information, such as a caregiver resource guide around And
Thou Shalt Honor, special about family caregivers. Sweet
Old Song, a beautifully depicted love story between two musicians
served as a compelling display of creativity in late life, for which Caring
Community hosted a public screening with an oral history storyteller.
WHYY held a preview screening of Maggie
Growls!, followed by discussion with the producers and current leaders
of the Gray Panthers. The weekly Wider Horizons segment on Delaware
Tonight interviewed local artists, institutions and leaders to
give much-needed health, financial and lifestyle information.
WHYY Wider Horizons utilizes the Web to offer in-depth information and
interactive audience participation, such as a live Webcast on dementia
care presented by The
University of Pennsylvanias Alzheimers Disease Center.
In FY04, WHYY will generate local conversations around The
Forgetting, a national program depicting the battle five million
Americans wage against Alzheimers disease each year.