jane pauley

Behind the Scenes: “Your Life Calling” Meets A Sand Sculptor

Posted on 07/11/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of Your Life Calling TODAY. Santa Cruz, California is quite a place! Even Jane admitted that after all these years, she doesn’t take her job for granted. Who can complain when you’re sent to to such a beautiful location and spend the day working on the beach? The first night we arrived, the most glorious full moon rose over the Pacific Ocean. I sat on my hotel room balcony …

Behind the Scenes: Filming Jan Erickson for Your Life Calling

Posted on 06/14/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of Your Life Calling TODAY. Here we are — On the Road Again with AARP’s “Your Life Calling” and Jane Pauley, this time Colorado Springs which is home to both the “Garden of the Gods” park and Jan Erickson. Much like Jan, with her eclectic mix of life experiences, Garden of the Gods is a cross roads of plants, animals, and red rocks, making the area a diverse landscape. …

Behind the Scenes: Filming Gid Pool for Your Life Calling

Posted on 05/2/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of Your Life Calling TODAY. When Jane Pauley arrived at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre in Sarasota, Florida she was greeted by stand-up comedian Gid Pool with a box of chocolates. And not just any chocolates, but a hand crafted box filled with the signature “Jane Truffles.” These were originally created for Jane by Antoinette Little whom we profiled on AARP’s “Your Life Calling” TODAY show segment in December 2010. The crew …

A New Mission on the Road

Posted on 04/9/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Work  Trudy Lundgren, one of “Your Life Calling’s” profiles, still lives life on the road, but with a new mission. She’s a breast cancer survivor, raising money for the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade by training for a marathon. The weekend of April 21 and 22, 2012, Trudy will participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Houston, TX. She will walk 39.2 miles that Saturday (almost a marathon and a half), and 13.1 the following Sunday. On March …

TODAY Show Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Jane Pauley

Posted on 01/13/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by  Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. You can watch the Your Life Calling series here. Jane Pauley and I were together earlier this week in Washington, DC planning for our third season of “Your Life Calling TODAY.” This is AARP’s series on the TODAY show featuring people age 50+ who are reinventing themselves in a myriad of new and different ways. It got me thinking about Jane’s …

Your Life Calling: A Second Chance to Help with Second Chances

Posted on 01/10/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeAbove, Sylvia Abrego-Araiza poses with Your Life Calling host Jane Pauley. Abrego-Araiza is now working as a drug and alcohol youth counselor in McAllen, Texas, after going back to school for an associate’s degree in social work. “I had the opportunity to be youthful again. I had lost so much of that before.” Tune in tomorrow morning, 8 am EST, as Sylvia appears with Jane Pauley on the Today Show to talk about her work, and her own second chance. …