Saturday, December 26, 2009

PBS Special: This Emotional Life

Dear All,

My friend Lisa Kalikow helped produce this PBS Special. Looks fantastic!

On the eve of a new year, as millions of Americans search for more meaning in their lives, Vulcan Productions and NOVA/WGBH have teamed with Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness, Professor Daniel Gilbert, to produce This Emotional Life.

This Emotional Life unfolds across three, two-hour episodes. The programs explore the nature of the social relationships that are the key to human happiness (Family, Friends & Lovers); the obstacles to happiness—negative emotions – which we can’t live with and can’t live without (Facing Our Fears); and the sometimes misguided pursuit of happiness itself (Rethinking Happiness). The shows were produced by Kunhardt McGee Productions. Each episode weaves together compelling personal stories of ordinary people and the latest research in psychology, along with revealing comments from celebrities such as Chevy Chase, Larry David, Elizabeth Gilbert, Alanis Morissette, Katie Couric and Richard Gere.

The series premieres on PBS, January 4-6, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.