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krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 02-27-2003 16:13

Mr. Rogers died of cancer at the age of 74.

If you've never read anything about this man, do so, he is truely an incredible person.

He never drank, smoked, or did drugs because "Mr. Rogers wouldn't do something like that."

He stayed within 2 lbs of a certain weight all his life because "Mr. Rogers weighed that much."

He devoted his life to that character he played that brought so much joy into the lives of me, and millions of other children like me. I can remember running to the TV when it was time for his show. I only watched Sesame Street because it preceded Mr. Rogers and sometimes I just couldn't wait.

He did absolutely incredible things for children. There was an artice in Esquire about him once and reading it made me cry but it also made me feel weightless.. He brought so much joy into the lives of underpriviledged children that it would be hard for any one other person to compare.

It's sad when a light like Fred Rogers is extinguished. The world is certainly a darker place today.
http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/27/rogers.obit/index.html


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WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 02-27-2003 16:24

Yup. I remember Mr. Rogers...IMHO, he was better than Captain Kangaroo...

The death of a legend *sigh*

Oh well, there's always Barney *grimace*...


WebShaman

Moth
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: columbus, ohio, usa
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 02-27-2003 17:33

I grew up watching Mr. Rogers.

I met him and Speedy Delivery at a zoo when I first started college for Telecommunications. Even though he didn't know me from Adam, he answered my questions about the educational TV field and spoke to me as an equal. He was a smart, decent man who really made a difference in people's lives. He will be missed.

njuice42
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Gig Harbor, WA
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 02-27-2003 17:39

Truly sad news... I too grew up with he and his sneakers on PBS, as did my parents, he'll definately be missed.

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Wangenstein
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 02-27-2003 19:11

I never watched Mr. Rogers as a child; I thought he and his puppet friends were kinda creepy. Once I got a little older, however, I could see what a rare and positive influence he was on children.

The little puppets were still creepy, though.



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Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 02-27-2003 20:37

You took the words right out of my mouth, Wang. I am sad to hear this news though.

. . : slicePuzzle

silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: soon to be "the land down under"
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 02-27-2003 20:50

Yeah, it is truly the death of a legend and a little piece of the nostalgia of my childhood is now gone.

Rest in Peace indeed.

Maskkkk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Willaimsport, PA, US of A the hole in the Ozone
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 02-27-2003 21:34

Oh man!

Geez! I don't believe it!

Say speaking of Mr. Rogers, is it just me or does the guy on the lipton ice tea box kinda resemble Mr. Mcfeelee?



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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 02-28-2003 02:39

pbs Detroit is just now running an excellent biography on Fred. It will likely air out west later this evening.
Very good stuff.

Nethermind
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: under the Milky Way tonight
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 02-28-2003 05:37

You know the coolest thing about this very sad moment in history is realising that a man is being honoured all across the country (and probably other parts of the world, too) for being a loving human being.

It's profoundly moving to me that Fred Rogers made such a difference to so many people for simply being a caring individual. He didn't cure cancer, he didn't change the course of history in any noticeable way. He just never wavered in this quest to treat children with love and respect. It's his longevity of purpose and devotion to that humble act that impacted others, I think.

Gives me hope for our species... (not a big hope, but a pinprick in the darkness)


Kriek
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 03-03-2003 05:49

Indeed I grew up watching Mr. Rogers as well =(

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