Marc Freedman shares his “Brief But Spectacular Take” with PBS Newshour.

March 20, 2023

Marc Freedman was just celebrated on PBS Newshour, spreading the good news about the opportunity that attends to America’s current multi-generational moment. Appearing on the program’s “Brief But Spectacular take” segment, Marc advocated for us all to better bridge the divides between people of different ages.

“We need to hone our skills in working across generations,” he explained. “And then we also need to develop opportunities for older, younger and people in the middle to mix in the context of daily life. I think the key is proximity and purpose. We need to rethink the institutions that have been designed for older people, and do it in a way which bring generations together for mutual benefit and for a greater sense of joy.”

The segment also highlighted the role of Co-Generate, the non-profit company Marc founded to make the most this essential opportunity.

If you’re of a certain age – and if you’re not yet familiar with CoGenerate – the online archive of Marc’s segment might be the perfect time to check out this innovative organization. Follow CoGenerate online and on Twitter. Find Marc directly on Twitter.

Discover Marc’s “Brief But Spectacular take” right here.

Marc Freedman 

Marc Freedman, Founder and CoCo of, is one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution.

He is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel, a frequent commentator in the media, and the author of five books. His most recent book — How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations (PublicAffairs/Hachette Book Group, 2018) — was featured in The New York Times and named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the year’s best books on aging.

Marc has been a speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Economic Forum, and many colleges and universities.

Marc was named a Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum, was recognized as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs by Fast Company magazine three years in a row, and has been honored with the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and King’s College, University of London.

He is, or has been, on the boards and advisory councils of numerous groups, including The George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging, and the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program.

A high honors graduate of Swarthmore College, Freedman holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. He resides in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife, Leslie Gray, and their three children.


Check out Marc’s personal invitation to Five Things I’ve Learned about The Power that Comes from Connecting Generations at

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