Barshop Institute to be featured on KLRN Encore channel

state_of_tomorrow_BODYThe Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, will be featured at 2 p.m. Monday, May 28, on KLRN Digital Channel 9.2 (called Encore). This channel is available to digital TV viewers in San Antonio and South Texas.

Barshop Institute interviews and footage are included in a segment about aging with dignity that is part of a 13-episode public television documentary called “State of Tomorrow.” The segment will air again at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, also on Encore.

Barshop Institute Director Arlan G. Richardson, Ph.D., and Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., appear in the segment.

“State of Tomorrow examines some of the biggest challenges facing Texans today,” according to a press release from The University of Texas System. “Watch as innovators across the state make breakthroughs in medicine, science, technology, national security and environmental quality.”

The high-quality series, which is made possible by AT&T, ExxonMobil and IBC Bank, and which was co-produced by The University of Texas Foundation and Alpheus Media in partnership with KLRU-TV of Austin, highlights faculty throughout the state’s public higher education systems during the 13 half-hour programs.

The systems include The University of Texas System, Texas A&M University System, Texas State University System, Texas Tech University System, University of Houston System and University of North Texas System.

To read a summary of Episode 9, which includes the Barshop Institute interviews, navigate to

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