Thursday, August 7, 2014
The Boomer list
This year marks an important shift in American culture, as the last of the baby boom generation will turn 50 by the end of 2014. To mark this momentous occasion, AARP has announced a partnership with renowned American documentary filmmaker and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ("The Black List," "The Latino List," "The Out List") to present "The Boomer List," a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomers — one born in each year of the baby boom (1946 to 1964), including music legend Billy Joel and novelist Amy Tan ("The Joy Luck Club").
"The Boomer List" will come to life later this year as an American Masters documentary film on PBS, premiering Sept. 23; a companion book, available Sept. 23 through aarp.org/boomerlist; and as a photo exhibit at the Newseum, which opens Sept. 26. "The Boomer List" will illuminate important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years, including the environment, arts and entertainment, science, civil rights, LGBT and women's rights, law, politics, public service, the military and technology.