Gail Kobe and Joe Sutton
Creativity Is Ageless at Channel 22
Meet interviewee Gail Kobe, a former actress and producer who spent four days enjoying MPTF’s amenities as well as the company of fellow industry members before deciding to become a resident. "I was very iffy about moving into a senior facility," said Kobe. "I am very independent and I thought I would be giving up my life but it turned out to be the opposite; living on the campus has exceeded my expectations in every possible way." Little did she know that in addition to a thriving residential community with an abundance of daily activities, she would have the opportunity to be in front of the camera again for Channel 22, MPTF’s in-house television channel!
Interviewer Joe Sutton can be seen on many MPTF YouTube videos hosting interviews for Channel 22’s "Heart of Hollywood" and "Behind the Silver Screen" series. With a successful background in PR for the stars, Joe not only offered his PR services to MPTF, but he fell so in love with the organization that he volunteered to conduct most of the interviews for Channel 22. No matter whether he is touring MPTF facilities, talking to celebrities, or getting the rich history of one of MPTF’s residents, Joe has a unique ability to ask poignant questions and make everyone feel truly heard. What is most priceless about Joe’s Q&A sessions is the utter joy with which he relates to each and every person with whom he engages.
The team effort that goes into MPTF’s Channel 22 proves that creativity is truly ageless. With interviews, scripted shows, biographies and coverage of events, Channel 22 creates a way for residents and the MPTF community at large to stay entertained and up-to-date on relevant MPTF happenings. Most importantly, residents, staff, volunteers and guests have a great time getting to do what they love to do the most: production.