Modeling After 50, Pacemaker And All

The following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. Earlier this year, both Jane Pauley and our colleagues at TODAY suggested we profile a 50+ model as part of our series. It sounded like an interesting idea to me. However, we could never seem to find someone who had reinvented their life to become a professional model and who also had a substantive story. That was, until we discovered Dawn …

Jane Pauley On Par with Michael Allen – Part 3

The following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s Your Life Calling TODAY with Jane Pauley. Champions Tour Golfer Michael Allen‘s story is our 26th segment of AARP’s “Your Life Calling” TODAY show series with Jane Pauley airing Sept. 17.  Along the way, we’ve experienced great moments of providential intervention during our work together. Things sometimes occur on our shoots that could never be scripted. Jane brought her golf clubs along so we could shoot b-roll of …

Jane Pauley On Par with Michael Allen – Part 1

The following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s Your Life Calling TODAY with Jane Pauley. The first time I worked with Jane Pauley “on the road” she arrived with her golf clubs in tow. That was back in 2008. After our shoot, she was meeting up later in the afternoon with her former NBC Dateline  Co-Anchor Stone Phillips to play 18 holes on an early spring day. I do believe the golf clubs weighed more than …

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

The 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

The 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

The 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 …