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Today is Saturday, March 20, the 80th day of 2004 with 286 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Movie violence out of control?

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's new movie, the orgiastically violent "Kill Bill: Vol. 1," has turned up the heat once again under the long-simmering controversy surrounding
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Sopranos, Monk take lead acting honors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Darkhorse nominee Tony Shaloub bested a six-man field including veterans Ray Romano, Matt LeBlanc and Eric McCormick to win his first Emmy Sunday night.

Emmy Awards to honor John Ritter

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Producer Don Mischer said he's "still grappling with how to pay tribute" to John Ritter at the Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night.

On the Net ... with UPI

The White House holds an online chat with citizens, while 24 percent of Americans remain offline, and other news about the World Wide Web.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

People

The annual Houston Rodeo has gone into the record books and so has a performance by the mega-group Alabama.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 20, the 79th day of 2003 with 286 to follow.
By United Press International

Today's Consumer: News you can use

The recent death of the much-loved TV children's host Fred Rogers has brought new attention to gastric cancers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in the wake of Rogers' death, has produced a series of health-related articles.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

People

Adam West and Burt Ward will appear on CBS this Sunday in a revival of the old "Batman" format. The show's producers say the pair will play the "Dynamic Duo" as older men -- which they are now.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for March 5, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Children's television icon Fred Rogers was laid to rest in a private ceremony Saturday in Pennsylvania. The 74-year-old creator and star of
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Analysis: Mister Rogers' 'special' legacy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Family Communications Inc. announced the death of Fred Rogers at his home in Pittsburgh gently and calmly, the way he lived in "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "We are very sorry to deliver the sad news that Fred Rogers died on Feb. 27, 2003 after a brief b
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

People

Although they might do as many stars have done, say "goodbye" repeatedly, the Eagles say their upcoming tour will be their last.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Fred Rogers, beloved host of TV's "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," has died of cancer at the age of 74.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

People

Fred Rogers, who as "Mr. Rogers" delivered life's lessons to children for more than 30 years in quiet soothing tones, has died at age 74.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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NYP2003022701 - NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) Fred Rogers, reknowned TV personality for his popular children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," died on Feb. 27, 2003, at the age of 74 from stomach cancer. Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, produced his show from 1968 to 2001 from the Pittsburgh public television station WQED.The show is in reruns on PBS affilates. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001), that featured his gentle, soft-spoken personality and directness to his audiences.

Initially educated to be a minister, Rogers was displeased with the way television addressed children and made an effort to change this when he began to write for and perform on local Pennsylvania shows dedicated to youth. The Public Broadcasting System developed his own nationally aired show in 1968 and over the course of three decades on television, he became an indelible American icon of children's entertainment and education, as well as a symbol of compassion, patience, and morality. He was also known for his advocacy of various public causes. He testified to the U.S. Supreme Court on time shifting; and he gave a now-famous speech before the U.S. Senate, advocating government funding for children's television rather than the Vietnam War.

Rogers was honored for his life work in children's education. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, a Peabody Award for his career, and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Two resolutions recognizing his work were unanimously passed by U.S. Congress, one of his trademark sweaters was acquired and is on display at the Smithsonian Institution, and several buildings and works of art in Pennsylvania are dedicated to his memory.

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