Los Angeles, United States of America
FILE PHOTO OF FRED ROGERS.
Fred Rogers, who became a nurturing television friend to millions of
children as host of the public television program "Mister Rogers'
Neighborhood," died of cancer on February 27, 2003 at 74. An ordained
Presbyterian minister who believed the television airwaves should be
used to enhance the human spirit, Rogers died at his home in
Pittsburgh. He had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Rogers is shown
in this February 27, 1999 file photo. REUTERS/Rose Prouser/Fls