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Phone: (817) ***-****  
Local Address:  Texas , United States
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
400 West 7Th Street
Fort Worth , Texas 76102
United States

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  • University of North Dakota
  • degree , journalism
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Nellie Doneva/Reporter-News Author ..., 11 May 2015 [cached]
Nellie Doneva/Reporter-News Author Tim Madigan speaks at the Texas Author Series at the main branch of the Abilene Public Library Monday, May 11, 2015.
Nellie Doneva/Reporter-News People attend a talk by Tim Madigan at the final presentation for the year of the Texas Author Series Monday, May 11, 2015.
ABILENE, Texas - A perfect spring day - upper 60s, slight breeze, blue skies - served as the perfect setup for Tim Madigan's introductory remarks Monday as guest speaker of the Texas Author Series.
"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood," Madigan said, quoting the opening line of the theme song from the television show, "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," which aired on PBS from 1968 to 2001.
Madigan was the final speaker for this year's author series, which is held each spring at the Abilene Public Library. A former reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Madigan has written several books, including, "I'm Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers."
Madigan's friendship with Rogers, founder and star of the television program, began in 1995 when Madigan was writing a newspaper series on how violence on television affects children.
During a conversation, Madigan surprised Rogers with the question, "Would you be proud of me?
On July 1, 1996, Madigan received the answer in a letter from Rogers.
"The only thing that mattered to him," Madigan said, "was that I was in pain" and that the pain was now gone.
Rogers' responses to Madigan were no different from his responses to everyone he met. Madigan called Rogers "one of history's great human beings" because of his ability to focus solely on the person he was talking to and being genuinely interested in that person's inner story.
He wanted to know what lay at the core of the person he was with, Madigan said, and had a favorite saying,"anything mentionable is manageable. Talking about a situation, no matter how painful, made it manageable.
Madigan related a story about attending a church service with Rogers in Pittsburgh, where Rogers lived until his death in 2003.
Most people were embarrassed and audibly sighed in relief when the woman finally sat down and shut up, Madigan said.
Her words didn't make sense to Rogers, Madigan said, but they made sense to her and that was all that mattered to Rogers.
"That," Madigan said, "is what human greatness looks like."
By TIM MADIGAN ..., 21 July 2013 [cached]
Gunnerson, Hasz, Madigan, ..., 6 May 2015 [cached]
Gunnerson, Hasz, Madigan, Bakken-Dryden are 2015 CrookstonHigh School Hall of Fame inductees
Tim Madigan is a 1976 Crookston Central High School graduate who played hockey and baseball. He attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a degree in journalism while lettering in baseball. His career with the Fort Worth Star Telegram as a feature writer prepared him to become an accomplished journalist as he has authored four books. Madigan, who just had his first novel published, will be returning to Crookston for a book-signing event at 6 p.m. on June 1 at the Crookston Public Library that the Times is helping to organize.
Tim Madigan's post: Anything ..., 1 Dec 2012 [cached]
Tim Madigan's post: Anything Mentionable...After Newtown: What One Anguished Mother Wanted for Christmas by michael-tom - Leave a comment
Next month, February 2nd, author and friend Tim Madigan will be speaking at our fundraiser in Hershey. Tim is an author and a journalist for the Star Telegram. Please check out his latest blog post because his message parallels the mission of Someone To Tell It To.
Star-Telegram reporters Andrea Ahles and ..., 5 June 2013 [cached]
Star-Telegram reporters Andrea Ahles and Tim Madigan, and correspondent Andrew Marton contributed to this report.
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