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Midmorning: Gaza violence and longevity

Posted at 7:33 AM on December 13, 2006 by Bill Wareham

The shooting of three young children in the Gaza Strip is stoking fears of a wider factional conflict between supporters of Fatah and Hamas. At 9 a.m., Kate Smith, sitting in for Kerri Miller, speaks with two Middle East scholars about the tensions in the Palestinian Territories. Jamal Nassar is chair of the department of politics and government at Illinois State University. Aaron David Miller is a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

At 10 a.m., a long time researcher in the aging field talks with Kate about the image and reality facing the growing population of people over 65.They're growing in number, but that doesn't mean society respects them more. Dr. Robert Butler, is president and CEO of the International Longevity Center. The center is affiliated with Cedars Mount Sinai Hospital, where Butler founded the department of geriatrics in the 1980s.