fred rogers r.i.p.
Very sad news this morning...children's broadcasting legend Fred Rogers, the warm and gentle host of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood for more than 30 years, died early this morning of cancer at the age of 74 (more here , here, and, via Destroy All Blogs, here). Here's a 1999 appreciation at Salon.com.
Update: Body and Soul has a moving post on Rogers' death. And PBS offers suggestions on how to talk to kids about it.