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Dr Mordrid
27th February 2003, 11:14
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Dr. Fred Rogers, Presbyterian minister and host of the PBS childrens program Mr. Rogers Neighborhood since 1968, died this morning the age of 74. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer last January.

Children everywhere, of all ages, will miss his gentle and reassuring voice.

May his truly kind and wonderful soul rest in peace.....

Dr. Mordrid

Helevitia
27th February 2003, 11:25
Definitely a sad day. I watched him all through out my childhood. He always made you feel warm and happy :)

I only hope that there are more people in the world like Mr. Rogers...

Dave

Dr Mordrid
27th February 2003, 11:29
People like him are a rare breed, which is why this is such a loss. All 4 of my children just loved visiting his neighborhood every day, and they were better off for it.

Dr. Mordrid

KRSESQ
27th February 2003, 11:48
If this isn't a sign of the Apocalypse, it ought to be.

[edit] My clock radio woke me with the news at 7:00. What a crappy way to start the day...

Kevin

ZokesPro
27th February 2003, 12:35
Used to watch him a lot as a kid too, but this is his time to go now.

Farewell Mr. Rogers.

Sethos
27th February 2003, 12:51
Yes I remember getting home after school in kindergarden, and watching him, those were good days...I'll miss him.

:(

~Sethos

Kruzin
27th February 2003, 12:52
'Tis a sad, sad day in the neighborhood :(

Liquid Snake
27th February 2003, 16:25
I remember watching him when I was a little kid. Rest in peace, Mr. Rogers :(

KvHagedorn
27th February 2003, 17:53
I remember watching him when his show first started.. I must have been 5 or 6. He was really a voice for decency in this increasingly awful and graceless world and yes, the loss is immeasurable. I feel bad for having used him as a stereotype for blandness, as many have, but his style was absolutely perfect for children, and he was far more than just bland (if that can even be called a fault). He was real, sincere, kind, honest, and worth more to the "neighborhood" than ten thousand Barneys or teletubbies could ever be. He had a sense of duty being on television that almost no one else has had for many years. He knew that people on television reach out to millions of others and can influence them for better or worse, and he was always careful that his influence would be a very good one. If there was a prize for the best human soul produced in the last century, Fred Rogers would probably win it. He will not be forgotten.

High_Jumbllama
27th February 2003, 19:10
Originally posted by KvHagedorn
I remember watching him when his show first started.. I must have been 5 or 6. He was really a voice for decency in this increasingly awful and graceless world and yes, the loss is immeasurable. I feel bad for having used him as a stereotype for blandness, as many have, but his style was absolutely perfect for children, and he was far more than just bland (if that can even be called a fault). He was real, sincere, kind, honest, and worth more to the "neighborhood" than ten thousand Barneys or teletubbies could ever be. He had a sense of duty being on television that almost no one else has had for many years. He knew that people on television reach out to millions of others and can influence them for better or worse, and he was always careful that his influence would be a very good one. If there was a prize for the best human soul produced in the last century, Fred Rogers would probably win it. He will not be forgotten.

Agreed. His sincerity and kindness are what made him so easy to listen to. A lot better than the happy go lucky dribble on television today.