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Over 90 And Loving It

Airs Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Marlow Cowan, 91, and his wife Fran (pictured) play piano in the lobby of the Mayo Clinic and in other hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, prisons and community centers. This couple has over seven million views on YouTube playing the piano in the Mayo Clinic atrium.

Athlete Don Pellman, 94, won more than 837 Gold Medals at the Senior Olympics, including those in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash and the pole vault categories.
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Above: Athlete Don Pellman, 94, won more than 837 Gold Medals at the Senior Olympics, including those in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash and the pole vault categories.

Nola Ochs earned her bachelor's degree at the age of 95 and, in 2010, received her master's degree just three months shy of her 99th birthday.
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Above: Nola Ochs earned her bachelor's degree at the age of 95 and, in 2010, received her master's degree just three months shy of her 99th birthday.

"Over 90 And Loving It" profiles an inspirational group of people in their 90s and 100s who continue to lead full and passionate lives. The documentary introduces a wide range of engaging characters — from a legendary folk singer to a senior Olympian to a New York City taxi-cab driver.

Each interviewee offers pearls of wisdom about achieving and sustaining a happy life, regardless of age.

They discuss the benefits of keeping physically active; maintaining a positive attitude; embracing maturity; staying curious about the future but engaged in the present; making a difference in the lives of others; and, ultimately, learning to gracefully accept death as an inevitable part of life.

"Over 90 And Loving It" will inspire people across the age spectrum. We all need heroes and heroines to emulate and this film will reach the hearts and minds of all of us who want to have a full life.

This program originally aired in 2011.

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Video Excerpt: Over 90 And Loving It

Above: A segment from Susan Polis Schutz's new documentary film "Over 90 & Loving It" from IronZeal Films, featuring Fran & Marlo Cowan (married 64 years) who have over 7 million views on YouTube playing the piano in the Mayo Clinic atrium.

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Fran and Marlo Cowan play piano in the Mayo Clinic atrium

Above: Fran and Marlo Cowan (married 62 years) playing impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic. The song is "Old Grey Bonnet."

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