Robert Frederick Schenkkan, husband, father, grandfather, Public Broadcasting leader, station manager, WW II veteran, professor, actor, playwright, administrator, consultant, world traveler, mentor to many and all around remarkable guy, died Wednesday (Feb 9th, 2010) at age 93. Known mainly as Bob to his friends and family he was a remarkable person and lived a full and remarkable life so here are, stories, thoughts, articles, links, pictures, links and other information in a blog post on the Schenkkan.com site so that anyone who wants to find it can do so. Friends, family and acquaintances can be assured that his passing was peaceful and dignified with hospice in attendance and his wife and family surrounding him. His last years were spent at Arden Courts where he was much loved and well taken care of by the excellent staff and many of his friends and family visited him each week.
Bob meant many things to many people, but one of his most important lasting legacies is his contribution and work for Public Broadcasting. Jim Lehrer might have put it best when he said, “Bob Schenkkan is a hero to me and to every one of us PBS people. He gave us life and then he saved us.” Jim Lehrer (video wishes for Bob Schenkkans 90th birthday from the KLRU Bob Schenkkan Tribute DVD)”
Full KUT story and audio this has Ben Philpott’s tribute piece linked to it.
More to come as I dig up pictures and find links.