ORLANDO(May 6, 2021) ”“Growing Bolder” returns to public television just intime,bringing a much-needed tonic forapandemic-wearyTV audience. The seventh seasondebuts onpublic broadcasting stations nationwide, beginning May 8.The new seasonfeatures 10episodes chock full of optimism,with inspiring stories of ordinarypeople living extraordinary lives,withfascinating insights fromwell-known celebrities. As always, the series aims to entertain while providing a spark to help people engage and live their best lives.

Award-winning hosts Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer are joined this season bya team of veteran storytellers, includingformer “Orlando Sentinel”reporter and author George Diaz;TV producer LauraSavini;TVveteransAmySweezey, former Broadcaster of the Year,andSecilyWilson, a two-time stroke survivorand motivational speaker.

“This has been one of the most challenging and heartbreaking years that any of us‚ÄØhave lived through, but we’ve learned from the countless stories we’ve produced on ordinary people living‚ÄØextraordinary lives that‚ÄØthere is always a way forward,”‚ÄØsaid Growing Bolder Founder and CEO, Marc Middleton, who alsohostsand executive produces the show.‚ÄØ”The Growing Bolder message is more‚ÄØrelevant than ever,and‚ÄØthis‚ÄØnew season is more important than ever.”‚ÄØ

“Growing Bolder” will air on stations nationwide, including in cities such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Knoxville, TN. Check local listings for your local public broadcasting station to get airtimes in your area. In Florida, you can catch “Growing Bolder” on the following stations:

Starting May 8:

WUCF/Orlando, Saturdays at 9:30 am

WGCU/Fort Myers/Naples, Saturdays at 2:30 pm

WUFT/Gainesville, Saturdays at 3 pm

WEDU/Tampa, Saturdays at 6:30 pm

JAX PBS/Jacksonville, Saturdays at 10 am

WXEL /South Florida PBS, Saturdays at 12:30 pm

WPBT/South Florida PBS, Sundays at 12 pm

Starting June 27:

WFSU/Tallahassee, Sundays at 11:30 am

WFSG/Panama City, Sundays at 11:30 am

Starting July:

WSRE/Pensacola, Saturdays at 3:30 pm

Starting August 14:

WDSC/Orlando, Saturdays at 6:30 pm

While Growing Bolder continues to defy stereotypes aboutaging, this season’s shows appeal topeople of all ageswhobelieve that it’s never too late to pursue your passions and dreams.

The episodes showcasethosewho found joy and positive life lessons during the pandemic in addition to hometown heroes, such asa woman who discovered her gift for poetry to healand a man who found cycling has led to his healthiest, most social self ever.

Season Seven includesinterviews with Kim Campbell, wife of music legend Glen Campbell; rock photographer HenryDiltz; fitness guru Denise Austin and public TV hosts RickStevesand Les Stroud.

Growing Bolderenjoys a loyalfollowingthatincludes more than 850,000 Facebook followers and 300 million impressions annually across its multimedia platforms.There’s never been a series like Season Seven, because there’s never been a time like the onein which we live. Health, fitness, inspiration, practical tips and celebrity interviews. Season Seven has it all.

“Growing Bolder” is available through American Public Televisionandits presenting station isWUCF in Orlando.

About Growing Bolder.Growing Bolder is a multimedia company based in Orlando, Florida. The company, founded by Emmy-winner Marc Middleton in 2007, includes a TV programcarried nationally on PBS stations, a radio program on NPR affiliates, a podcast anda popularlifestyle magazine. More atwww.growingbolder.com.

About AmericanPublic Television.American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the United States. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs.“Doc Martin,”“Midsomer Murders,”“America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated,”“AfroPoP, RickSteves’ Europe,”“Pacific Heartbeat,”“Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television,”“Legacy List with Matt Paxton,”“Lidia’s Kitchen,”“Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen,”“Simply Ming,”“The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross,”“Live From the Artists’Den,”“James Patterson’s Kid Stew”and“NHK Newsline”are a sampling of APT’sprograms, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through itsAPT Worldwide service and distributesCreate¬ÆTV‚Äî featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming ‚Äî andWORLD‚Ñ¢, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services,visitAPTonline.org.