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Boundless Potential With Mark Walton

Airs Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. on KPBS TV

In the next 24 hours, another 20,000 Americans will reach their late 40s, 50s or 60s. Over the next two decades, more than 125 million people will navigate this stage of life. Not only is this the largest generation in the history of the world — it is also the most highly educated. Through the miracles of modern medicine, we will live longer than any population before us. Yet at a time of life when we were supposed to have it made, we face unprecedented uncertainties.

Courtesy of Jane Walton

Peabody Award-winning former CNN senior correspondent and anchor Mark Walton (pictured) offers an exciting, original blueprint for transforming our brains, unleashing our talents, and re-inventing our work, from late 40s to mid-70s and even beyond.

Courtesy of Mark Walton

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In recent years, careers have been disrupted, homes lost and nest eggs devastated in the Great Recession. Many Americans have grown fearful, restless or burned out in their current jobs or businesses. Still others have unexpectedly “flunked retirement,” finding the so-called “golden years” increasingly unaffordable or mind-numbingly boring.

As the average life span expands into the 80s and perhaps beyond, as personal needs, interests and passions shift, we will need ways to transform our thinking, to leverage our full potential, and to reinvent our work and our futures.

In a paradigm-shattering new special, Mark Walton, a Peabody Award-winning former CNN Senior Correspondent and Anchor, offers an exciting, original blueprint for transforming our brains, unleashing our talents, and re-inventing our work, from late 40s to mid-70s and even beyond.

Walton, author of the new book "Boundless Potential" (McGraw-Hill, 2012) and, for the past two decades, a Fortune 100 executive educator, provides practical advice, clear direction and real-world inspiration based on his seven years of research into remarkably re-inventive men and women, as well as the latest breakthroughs in brain science, psychology, human performance, creativity and happiness.

Through compelling discussion, fascinating interviews, and revealing personal profiles, Walton explores the three life-altering discoveries he made while crisscrossing America.

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Boundless Potential With Mark Walton Trailer

Above: What should the generation entering their late 40s, 50s and 60s do with the second half of their lives? Peabody Award-winning former CNN senior correspondent and anchor Mark Walton offers an exciting blueprint showing ways to transform thinking, leverage full potential, explore and re-invent work and futures. He provides practical advice, clear direction and real-world inspiration based on his half-dozen years of research into remarkably re-inventive men and women, as well as the latest breakthroughs in brain science, psychology, human performance, creativity and happiness.