Press Release


October 14, 2013, Baltimore, MD – RLTV, the only cable network and online destination for Generation 50+, tackles the timely, important topic of end-of-life care with a one-hour special program, Hospice: Something More, premiering November 7, 2013 at 9 PM ET. Produced in partnership with Hospice Foundation of America, this unique, emotionally resonant program introduces viewers to hospice patients, their caretakers, and the professionals who care for and help provide quality of life.

“Although people generally are uncomfortable discussing death and dying, we believe this program will demonstrate how hospice is about living well when time is limited,” said Hospice Foundation of America President and CEO Amy S. Tucci. 

Hosted by former CNN anchor Frank Sesno, who was inspired by his own mother’s experience with hospice, the special weaves riveting, first-person accounts with informative commentary and discussion by recognized experts who provide care to hospice patients every day.

Featured experts include:

  • Samira K. Beckwith, LCSW, FACHE, LHD
    President & CEO, Hope HealthCare Services
    Fort Myers, Florida
  • Rabbi Gary S. Fink, DMin
    Vice President of Spiritual Care and Volunteer Services, Montgomery Hospice
    Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Terry Melvin, MD
    Chief Medical Officer, Hospice of Chattanooga
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Kennth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
    Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America
    Professor, Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle
    New Rochelle, New York

Hospice: Something More creates an open dialogue with our viewers and empowers them with information to cope during this challenging life experience,” said RLTV Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Elliot Jacobson. “With Hospice: Something More, RLTV reinforces its commitment to provide relevant, compelling programming to its growing 50+ audience.”

Hospice: Something More coincides with National Hospice Month and National Caregiver Month. The program, funded by a grant from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation to Hospice Foundation of America, airs commercial-free. It is produced for RLTV by Executive Producer Amy Tucci, Executive Producer John Mernit, and Senior Producer Spencer Levine.

About RLTV
The only cable network and online destination created specifically for adults 50+, RLTV ( offers unique, inspiring programming that focuses on topics that matter to Generation 50+, from relationships, reinvention, rediscovering passions and retirement, to finances, health, and current events. At RLTV, it's all about rethinking life for 50+. RLTV. Experience Matters.

About Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America ( is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

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