The groundbreaking PBS special
Did you know that today, we have more parents to care for than children? Eldercare has replaced childcare as a leading healthcare issue.
The groundbreaking PBS special And Thou Shalt Honor brings to light the challenges facing today’s caregivers. The struggles and rewards of caregiving are given equal treatment in this incisive and thoughtful series. Sensitively hosted by Joe Mantegna, this special PBS Program of Note celebrates the circle of life. Not to be missed.
And Thou Shalt Honor is one two-hour program made for PBS about caregiving and caregivers. The purpose of the program is to promote awareness of the issue, promote awareness of the needs of caregivers and promote discussion of the importance of the issue before it becomes a national crisis. The purpose of the outreach, promotion, and companion book is to stimulate action to address the needs of family caregivers.
The two-hour program includes stories and illustrates the plight of the caregiver through the experiences of many caregivers from different walks of life. The program is meant to be a lighening rod to rally support, raise awareness, and energize a movement to change the fate of caregivers in this country.
Visit the MPC shop to purchase the original 2-hour PBS program, the companion book, and 10 DVDs on the following topics:
- Beloved Strangers
- In Sickness & In Health
- Respite Care: Care for the Caregiver
- Spiritual Caregiving
- The Aging Game
- The Green House Project
- Voices from the Trenches
- Every American’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance
- Getting Around: Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive
We have a variety of educational DVDs and videos for children, students, and teachers to enjoy. Our Vimeo page also features educational clips from these videos.
What They’re Saying
“I…recommend this remarkable…program. It spares us the usual mawkish superficiality of television and provides us with the reality of how our society treats and fails the nation’s caregivers and those they care for in about 23 million American households.“ - Newsday
“The struggles and rewards of caregiving are given equal treatment in this thoughtful documentary. It celebrates the circle of life.“ - LA Times
“Doctors and other health care providers cannot do the work of caregiving, nor do they often or adequately educate caregivers about their critical role in the health care system. That’s why And Thou Shalt Honor is such an important contribution to the field of caregiving.“ – Howard M. Fillit, M.D., Executive Director o the Institute for the Study of Aging, NYC
Administration on Aging (AoA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Care There, Inc.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
Joseph Drown Foundation
Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)
FJC, A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds
Independent Television Services (ITVS)
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation
Mellon Financial Corporation Foundation
Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF)
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Northwest Health Foundation
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Donna Benton, USC School of Gerontology
Laura Carstensen, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University
Gloria Cavanaugh, American Society on Aging
Joseph F. Coughlin, AgeLab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lynn Friss Feinberg, Family Caregiver Alliance
Deborah Glik, UCLA School of Public Health
Jennie Chin Hansen, OnLok
Gail Hunt, National Alliance for Caregiving
Suzanne Mintz, National Family Caregivers Association
Percil Stanford, Center on Aging, San Diego State University
Fernando Torres-Gil, UCLA School of Public Policy