Re: [rumori] FWD: Sad day in the neighborhood

From: Steve Rowell (
Date: Fri Feb 28 2003 - 09:14:45 PST

Give me a break. The NY Times had it on the front page this morning.
Are you honestly surprised by this? I don't know about the Oregonian,
but obituaries of this sort are always on the front page of the Times
and most major papers. Regardless of your take on popular culture,
it's hard denying that acknowledging Fred Rogers' effect on a huge
percentage of the population for the past 50 years warrant front page
news, especially if you look objectively at what front page news means
these days.

I do agree that it's a nice break from reading the latest from our
national embarrassment, or seeing yet another photo of him clearing
brush on his TX ranch.


On Friday, February 28, 2003, at 08:13 AM, Steev Hise wrote:

> Wow. what a surprising, and suprisingly large, thread.
> The remarkable thing (to me at least) that I noticed yesterday
> was that Rogers' death was front page, top-headline news in The
> Orgegonian, Portland's newspaper. I thought "wow, must be a
> really slow news day." I wonder how many other papers around the
> nation gave such high billing to his passing?
> Admittedly, Mr. Rogers is a nice thing to think about in the
> morning while drinking tea and trying to not think about missiles
> and troops and terror alerts.
> smh
> Steev Hise, Automagickal Adept

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