One Book, One Community 2021 – About the Author

Tim Madigan is an American journalist and author with a career spanning more than three decades. He has written for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for over thirty years and has also written for publications such as the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Politico, and Reader’s Digest.

In 1995 an assignment for the Star-Telegram led Madigan to interview children’s television icon Fred Rogers. A close friendship sprang from that experience and lasted until Rogers’ death in 2003. I’m Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers is Madigan’s account of Rogers’ unique transcendence and the power of friendship.

Madigan’s other works include: The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss (with Patrick O’Malley), Extra Innings: Fred Claire’s Journey to City of Hope and Finding a World Championship Team, A Life Among Humans, and Every Common Sight: a novel.

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