America Reframed: After Happily Ever After

Sat, 07/20/2013 - 10:00pm

Kate Schermerhorn's quirky, funny and moving personal quest for the secret to a happy marriage answers to some timely questions about an institution which might just be due for some review. After Happily Ever After, airing Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI World, features an eclectic mix of long married couples -from a couple who dress alike every day; to a pair of nudists and a newlywed pair of mothers, to a feisty English widow. A lively and world-renowned group of marriage experts - including psychologist John Gottman (who can predict divorce with 90% accuracy), marrriage historian Stephanie Coontz, and a Beverly Hills divorce attorney, ground the film in fact as they piece together the history and possible future and motivations for marriage. Along the way, Schermerhorn chronicles the joys and heartbreaks of her own marriage and finds that even the best advice can't always guarantee a happily ever after.