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CONTACT: Della Cassia
248-305-3770

dcassia@dptv.org


Detroit Public Television Launches a National Health Series, ‘Feel Grand with Jane Seymour’

 

Special Press Opportunity with Jane Seymour June 24, 2014- 10 a.m.-11:00 a.m. DPTV Wixom Studios, 1 Clover Court, Wixom, MI

 

DETROIT (June 5, 2014)-She can be called the master of graceful aging. Jane Seymour, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress, artist, author and philanthropist will host Feel Grand with Jane Seymour, a national 13-part series produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) in partnership with Steve Leber, CEO of Grandparents.com, The Trusted Resource for Grandparents™, and sponsored by its member organization, the American Grandparents Association (AGA), as well as by Right at Home.   

Seymour will be joined on the show by national medical experts the likes of Deepak Chopra, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing; Dr. Susan Blumenthal, former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General; Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, author of Every Woman’s Guide to a Happy, Healthy Life, and many others, who will share their expertise on Baby Boomer health-related topics such as brain and heart health, the emotional toll of aging, nutrition, alternative approaches to traditional remedies, and more.

The series will be shot at DPTV’s studios in Wixom in front of a live audience from June 23, 2014 through June 27, 2014. Members of the media are invited to meet and interview Seymour during a special press opportunity on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

A multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000, Seymour has proven her talents in virtually all media, including the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. Her love of art and color has led to her great success as a painter in watercolors and oils and as a designer.

Her past films include the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, the cult classic Somewhere in Time, and the comedy smash Wedding Crashers. Her television credits include the Emmy-Award winning 

performance in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Maria Callas, East of Eden for which she was awarded a Golden Globe, the mini-series War and Remembrance and her Golden Globe-winning role as

“Dr. Quinn” on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman which ran for six seasonsAdditionally Seymour appeared on Dancing With The Stars.

“Public Television viewers depend on us for unbiased, factual information that in some way empowers them and their lifestyles,” said Jamie Westrick, Vice President of DPTV’s Local and National Productions. “As our host, Jane Seymour beautifully represents the vision of health and wellness, and what I hope to look like as a grandmother at age 62. She is personally passionate about feeling grand, and truly committed to communicating the message to so many through the power of Public Television.”

"People today are living longer, more active lives, and great health is at the top of everyone's wish list,” said Steve Leber, chairman and CEO of Grandparents.com and the AGA. “We've partnered with Jane, PBS and many of the country's leading doctors to give boomers and grandparents the latest information to enrich their health and their lives.” Led by a team of talented local producers, including Emmy Award-winning producer, Oliver Thornton, Feel Grand with Jane Seymour is set to launch nationally on PBS stations in September 2014 with the ultimate goal of producing multiple seasons of the show.

“Detroit Public Television is proud to be one of the leading providers of programs for America’s public television stations,” said DPTV President and CEO Rich Homberg. “This series will help stations connect with their local communities in creating healthier, more enriching lives.”

To attend the press opportunity with Jane Seymour, please RSVP to Della Cassia at

248-305-3770 or dcassia@dptv.org

 

About Grandparents.com

Grandparents.com, Inc. (OTCBB: GPCM) is a social media and marketing company focused on America’s 100+ million grandparents, boomers and seniors, the largest and wealthiest demographic in the US. With more than 2 million registered members, Grandparents.com is the #2 website in the age 50+ segment of the population. Grandparents.com promotes health and wellbeing by providing timely information and expert advice on issues facing seniors today including health, family, relationships, finances, travel, entertainment, and retirement. See www.Grandparents.com.

About Detroit Public Television:

Detroit Public Television (DPTV)-WTVS-TV is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation's 11th largest television market, with 1.5 million weekly viewers in Southeast Michigan and 1.2 million weekly viewers across Canada. DPTV is a leader in programming related to health and the environment, public affairs, arts and culture and children. It is also a leading national producer and distributor of programming for Public Television, and winner of a 2012 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, as well as the only dual PBS licensee / entertainment label in the country, operating as DPTV Media.  For more information, visit www.dptv.org

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