AARP today launched a new internet radio program featuring Jane Pauley, NBC contributor and host of AARP's "Your Life Calling" series. The half-hour live program, titled "Ask Jane," will follow Pauley's monthly appearances on NBC's TODAY Show and offers viewers and Americans 50+ a way to connect directly with this renowned author and broadcast journalist. The show will cover a range of topics addressing the wants and needs of the 50+ population including personal reinvention, second life careers, living your dreams and being fulfilled. Pauley will field questions submitted by listeners via phone and Twitter during the monthly show. The first show will air at 12:00 p.m. EDT Monday, May 16th at www.aarp.org/Jane.
"I'm so excited about this new opportunity to connect directly with people each month. The radio show will be a great complement to all the content AARP already offers Americans 50+ to help meet every new challenge and opportunity," said Pauley. "Taking questions directly from listeners is an exciting way to connect with people and hear what they're concerned about as they work to rejuvenate their lives."
AARP Radio host Mike Cuthbert will moderate the show and introduce Pauley and her featured guests each episode. The first show's theme will be career reinvention and will feature special guests Catherine Silverman, a former Capitol Hill staffer and stay-at-home mom and now one of Washington D.C.'s top home staging experts, and Kerry Hannon, author of What's Next: Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job.
"Ask Jane" will air on AARP Internet Radio each month. A podcast of previous broadcasts will be available on www.aarp.org/Jane, along with a listing of upcoming shows as dates become available.
"AARP is proud to continue to work with Jane on projects that help people reinvent themselves," said Larry Gannon, Vice President, AARP TV & Radio Programming. "It will be a fantastic opportunity for AARP members and others to get advice first hand from a woman who has lived it."
Listeners can ask Pauley and her guests questions by Tweeting (#askJane), or calling 1-855-444-JANE (1-855-444-5263).
About AARP - AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with nearly 35 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.