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Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 18:49:00 EST
Subject: PUPT: Mister Rogers



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It seems appropriate for someone of my age to note the passing of TV icon 
Fred (Mr.) Rogers. Sure his crude puppetry didn't influence me or anyone else 
perhaps, but his kind nature probably affected many. Bob and Judy Brown, 
active here in VA locally and in the Nat. Cap. Puppet Guild played Rogers' 
neighbors on the P.B.S. show. It's also interesting to note that he got his 
start on television with the late Ernie Coombs who had a similar show until 
his recent death on C.B.C TV called "Mr. Dressup" which also utillized 
puppets by Canadian puppeteer, Judith Lawrence. A friend of many of ours, the 
late Nancy A. Cole of Ontario was an occasional guest.
It's been stated the Rogers came out of an era of slower (paced) television, 
and that today's children had no time for it/him. Perhaps that is our 
greatest loss.

Danny Burge

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It seems appropriate for someone of my age to note the passing of TV icon Fred (Mr.) Rogers. Sure his crude puppetry didn't influence me or anyone else perhaps, but his kind nature probably affected many. Bob and Judy Brown, active here in VA locally and in the Nat. Cap. Puppet Guild played Rogers' neighbors on the P.B.S. show. It's also interesting to note that he got his start on television with the late Ernie Coombs who had a similar show until his recent death on C.B.C TV called "Mr. Dressup" which also utillized puppets by Canadian puppeteer, Judith Lawrence. A friend of many of ours, the late Nancy A. Cole of Ontario was an occasional guest.
It's been stated the Rogers came out of an era of slower (paced) television, and that today's children had no time for it/him. Perhaps that is our greatest loss.

Danny Burge
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