Feb 27, 2003

Fred Rogers died of cancer early today at the age of 74. There's additional information at the Family Communications website. Current covered his retirement in 2000. And in a Current commentary, media scholar George Gerbner explained how Rogers' storytelling addresssed childrens' needs. "In this world of too many manufactured dreams, Fred Rogers is hand-crafting--for us as well as for our children--the dreams that heal," he wrote.

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