GROWING BOLDER Available to Public Television Stations Across America

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Partnership with American Public Television expands groundbreaking 50+ programming, showcases the stories of men and women who smash stereotypes and brings award-winning team of journalists and social media leaders to new audiences.

Bolder Media Group, parent company of GROWING BOLDER and, announces a new partnership with American Public Television, a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America's public television stations.

American Public Television is distributing GROWING BOLDER in HD via satellite to public television stations coast-to-coast. GROWING BOLDER will air on public television stations, starting September 3rd (check local listings). In addition, viewers may access online episodes of the program, hosted on and presented with the latest social media tools. This exclusive Web showcase makes it easy for viewers and fans to share videos on their favorite sites, including Facebook and Twitter.

GROWING BOLDER is a 30-minute weekly program, produced in high-definition and hosted by award-winning journalists Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer. The program features men and women who smash the many stereotypes of middle age and beyond -- from masters athletes to entertainers to authors and musicians. GROWING BOLDER debuted on WMFE-TV/FM (Orlando) and WEDU-TV (Tampa) in 2009, and quickly found an audience.

“It’s a game changer. I believe The Growing Bolder TV Show is unlike anything else on the air, anywhere in America,” says WMFE-TV/FM CEO José A. Fajardo. “I have seen the show connect with WMFE viewers, members and supporters and I’m confident it will connect with people across America. It’s upbeat, inspirational and entertaining.”

“Our mission statement is that it's not about age; it's about attitude,' and our team works hard every day to tell the stories of people across the country that are taking that belief and putting it into action. We're thrilled that our show has been so well received in its three seasons on the air in Florida, and look forward to connecting with new viewers and fans in every state across America,” says Executive Producer Katy Widrick.

About Bolder Media Group:
The Bolder Media Group is among the world leaders in active lifestyle content creation and delivery across multiple platforms. The Bolder Media Group provides video production, social media and marketing services. Its products include the social networking website http://GrowingBolder,com, The Growing Bolder TV Show and The Growing Bolder Radio Show. The Bolder Media Group is the winner of the Senior Vision Media Award, given to the media organization that's done the most to promote a positive image of aging.

About American Public Television:
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary and Thyme, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, The Great American Songbook and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create™ – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit

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Katy Widrick
Executive Producer, Growing Bolder

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