“Sunday Morning” primetime special: “Forever Young: Searching for the Fountain of Youth” (November 28)

“Sunday Morning” primetime special: “Forever Young: Searching for the Fountain of Youth” (November 28)

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Searching for the fountain of youth

Searching for the fountain of youth


“Sunday Morning” anchor Jane Pauley hosts “Forever Young: Searching for the Fountain of Youth,” a one-hour primetime special exploring the wonders, rewards, and challenges of growing older, to air on CBS Sunday, November 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and to stream on Paramount+. 

Can we reset our biological clocks? | Watch Video
Life expectancy has increased in recent decades, but researchers are looking for ways to further slow the aging process. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks into recent developments in the study of extending human life, and efforts to ward off disease by targeting the biology of aging itself.

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The Sinclair Lab, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School”Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To” by David A. Sinclair, Ph.D., with Matthew D. LaPlante (Atria Books), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and IndieboundDr. Nir Barzilai, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.The Longevity Genes Project, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of MedicineTargeting Aging with Metformin (TAME) Trial”Age Later: Health Span, Life Span, and the New Science of Longevity” by Nir Barzilai, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and IndieboundNational Institute on AgingMorgan Levine, Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Yale Medical SchoolLaboratory for Aging in Living Systems (ALIS), Yale Medical School”True Age: Cutting-Edge Research to Help Turn Back the Clock” by Morgan Levine, Ph.D. (Avery), coming in May 2022Sharon Frazier, movement therapistDog Aging Project

This scene at an Italian café may not seem remarkable, until you know their ages; they’re each 100 years old. 

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Living to 100: One island’s remarkable record of centenarians | Watch Video
Tucked in the mountains of the Italian island of Sardinia is the village of Villagrande, which has one of the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world. Seth Doane talks with researchers studying this unusual bastion of longevity, and with residents to uncover their secrets to a long life.

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Longevity Institute at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Actress Candice Bergen.

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Candice Bergen: One of a kind | Watch Video
Born to Hollywood royalty, the actress and model Candice Bergen found her greatest talent in comedy, as the Oscar-nominated star of “Starting Over” and a five-time Emmy-winner for “Murphy Brown.” Candice Bergen talked with “Sunday Morning” anchor Jane Pauley about finding new wellsprings of confidence at age 75, as well as the privilege of being a doting grandmother.


Avatars that tell your story after you’re gone (Video)
Companies are creating bots, holograms and video renditions that will enable you to “talk” to succeeding generations. Correspondent David Pogue looks into how technology is giving some people virtual immortality.

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HereAfterStoryFileJapanese-American National Museum, Los Angeles

Naked mole-rats can live 40 years, more than 10 times longer than a normal rat. 

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What animals might teach us about living longer (Video)
From naked mole-rats and elephants to tortoises and macaws, many animals have traits that help them avoid the damage that aging, or cancer, causes in humans. Correspondent Martha Teichner visits the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama to observe some of Nature’s most resilient creatures.

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Steven Austad, University of Alabama BirminghamBirmingham ZooCalico Life Sciences

In an Arizona facility, the bodies of nearly 200 people, and 90 pets, are being stored in liquid nitrogen at -320°F, to be kept frozen until scientists of the future can possibly revive them. 

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Cryonics: Putting your future plans for life on ice | Watch Video
In an Arizona laboratory, the bodies of nearly 200 people, who are legally dead, are being stored in liquid nitrogen, to be kept frozen until scientists in the future can possibly revive them. Correspondent Luke Burbank visits the Alcor Corporation, where some very patient patients are being held for an uncertain future, and talks with a neuroethicist about the lethal and moral propriety of cryonics.

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Alcor CorporationNita Farahany, Duke Law School, Duke University        
Solving the puzzle of female longevity (Video)
In nearly every country in the world, women outlive men. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with researchers trying to understand why there is a longevity gap, answers to which could ultimately help us all.

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The Modern Widows ClubDr. Janine Austin Clayton, director, Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of HealthDr. Thomas Perls, New England Centenarian Study, Boston University’s School of MedicineLivingto100.com: Life Expectancy CalculatorIntegrative Longevity OmicsNew England Centenarian Study, Boston University School of Medicine

Comedian Billy Crystal. 

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At 73, Billy Crystal is just warming up | Watch Video
Seems that comedian Billy Crystal has always enjoyed playing old, like in 1987’s “The Princess Bride.” Actually getting old? Not so much. But it will be less of a stretch for the now-73-year-old to play an aging comic in the upcoming Broadway musical, “Mr. Saturday Night.” Correspondent Tracy Smith finds out how Crystal stays so youthful.

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“Mr. Saturday Night,” coming in March 2022 to the Nederlander Theatre, New York City | Ticket infoFollow Billy Crystal on Twitter      
The pursuit of wisdom | Watch Video
Does older really mean wiser? Wisdom may be gained with age but, researchers say, you have to go after it. Correspondent Susan Spencer looks at what accounts for the accumulation of wisdom, which can represent a freedom and creativity unknown to our younger selves.

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accidentalicon.com (Lyn Slater)Follow Lyn Slater on InstagramDr. Dilip Jeste, University of California, San DiegoThe San Diego Wisdom ScaleLaura Carstensen, Stanford UniversityStanford Center on Longevity
Jim Gaffigan on the perils of aging gracefully | Watch Video
The comedian discusses his less-than-graceful attainment of years, and its effects on his knees.

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jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterThe Emmy Award-winning “CBS Sunday Morning” is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. Executive producer is Rand Morrison.

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