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MIPTV Picks ’16: How the Rich Live Longer

Dr. Christian Jessen examines another factor in the health care equation in this one-off: the relationship between wealth and health.
March 15, 2016


Partners: ITN Productions for Channel 4; distributed by Orange Smarty
Aired: December 2015 (Channel 4)
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide excluding the UK

Known in the UK as one of the presenters of C4′s Embarrassing Bodies, Dr. Christian Jessen examines another factor in the health care equation in this one-off: the relationship between wealth and health. Whether it’s hanging out in an ice chamber,eating a diet of stale bread at a high-priced clinic or, perhaps on the more moderate end of the spectrum, undergoing DNA testing, Jessen puts his cred (and his credit card) on the line by investigating whether the bizarre and pricey methods just might work, or if they are mere financial flights of fancy.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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