Father’s Day is next Sunday and all this week on Now I’ve Heard Everything we’re featuring interviews about fathers.
Few men are as widely praised as Sargent Shriver was. after his death in early 2011. Thousands of tributes hailed Shriver not only for his great public accomplishments — including founding the Peace Corps, building President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty — but also his personal virtues.
He was, in nearly everyone’s words, a “good man.”
I met his son Mark Shriver about a year-and-a-half after his father’s death, in 2012, when he wrote a book about his father, and what he had learned from him in life and in death.
So here now, from 2012, Mark Shriver.
Mark Shriver, who’s 56 noe, is President of the Save the Children Action Network. He and his family live in Maryland.