Census Report: Nearly Two Million People In US At Least 90 Years Old.
News that more Americans are living to be 90 years old was covered on all three network news broadcasts, as well as by several other print and online sources.
The CBS Evening News (11/17, story 7, 2:15, Pelley) reported, “The Census Bureau reported today that there are now nearly two million people in this country in their 90s.”
NBC Nightly News (11/17, story 8, 0:45, Williams) reported that “the number of Americans aged 90 and older nearly tripled in the last three decades.” ABC World News (11/17, story 7, 2:45, Muir) also noted the increase on its broadcast.
USA Today (11/18, El Nasser) reports, “The number of people living to age 90 and beyond…is likely to quadruple by 2050.” However, “This burst in the number of oldest old puts extra pressure on elderly care programs, health care costs, retirement savings and Baby Boomers with the dual responsibility of caring for aging parents and unemployed adult children.”
Also covering the story are the Los Angeles Times (11/18, Kaplan) “Booster Shots” blog, CQ (11/18, Adams, Subscription Publication), the National Journal (11/18, Quinton, Subscription Publication), the AP (11/18), HealthDay (11/18, Reinberg), the Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel (11/18, Glauber), Reuters (11/18, Keiper), and the NPR (11/18, Memmott) “The Two-Way” blog.