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New PBS Documentary Website Offers Unprecedented Look at Human Emotions and Provides Tools for Building Social Connections
Date:10/6/2009

SEATTLE, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS, Vulcan Productions and the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit launched a new website today to support the upcoming This Emotional Life documentary, which premieres on PBS in early 2010. The documentary series is hosted by Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness, and weaves the latest scientific research with compelling personal stories through deeply personal interviews with ordinary people, such as returning veterans and new parents, as well as celebrities.

The website, http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife, combines video and text to provide authoritative, factual information based on interviews with leading scientists about the latest biological and social science in the field of human emotions. In addition, the site provides compelling personal narratives that reveal how we manage relationships, cope with challenges and ultimately strive for more fulfilling lives. Featuring partnerships with Meetup.com and leading organizations from across the country, the site facilitates the building of social support networks for people seeking to connect with peers - both online and offline.

"This Emotional Life is a journey through the stories of real people that explores what we know and don't know about emotions," said Richard Hutton, Senior Executive Producer, Vulcan Productions. "By launching the website now, we hope to start a nationwide conversation about our emotions and relationships that will build through the series premiere in January and beyond."

"This Emotional Life is about human connections and understanding how our social interactions are deeply wired in our brains," said Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer, WGBH/NOVA Science Unit. "The series looks at the latest, cutting-edge biological and social science behind our human nature to help us better underst
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