Columbia University's John Rowe and the University of Michigan's James Jackson discuss the implications of our aging society. Both are members of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on an Aging Society, an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are conducting a broad-based analysis of how to help the nation prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by an aging society.

This episode of the public television show "The Open Mind," originally aired on September 27, 2010.