Fred Rogers Passes Away
edited: Saturday, March 11, 2006
By Sarah L Tagert
Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2003
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The passing of Fred Rogers saddens all of us
For the first time ever it is a sad day in the neighborhood. The TV icon who's trademark was cartigans and tennis shoes is gone. Fred Rogers known to all his TV neighbors only as Mister Rogers died peacefully in his home as the age of 74 after being diagnosised with stomach cancer just after the holidays. I can remember watching this sweet, gentle older man, as he invited children into his living room. A very educated man, trained as a minister, he spent his life making thousands of children's prgrams, the last new episode aired in 2001. His passion was people, espically children and he spent his life making them happy. Even after outgrowing the show, I will still stop and watch a few minutes of the reruns on PBS from time to time. He always seemed to enjoy being in front of the camera. Mr. Rogers always made you feel like you were really there. I know he will be sorely missed by family and viewers.
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|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Sarah for some reason I am unable to view the aarticle, can you email it to me or something? God Bless
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|i remember watching fred roger's neighborhood on pbs, too, growing up. he was a gentle man, and he truly loved working for and with children. and he made them feel special and safe. he will truly be missed; he was a godly man, and he was a perfect role model for children (and grownups) to follow! good tribute to a good man who is now with jesus! love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)|