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Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Founder, Dies at 95

Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps founder and former Democratic vice presidential candidate who headed the 1960s War on Poverty, has died. He was 95.

Shriver, whose full name was Robert Sargent Shriver Jr., died Tuesday, his family said in a statement to CNN. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease — a cause his daughter, former first lady of California, Maria Shriver, has championed in recent years.

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"He lived to make the world a more joyful, faithful, and compassionate place," the family's statement said. "He worked on stages both large and small but in the end, he will be best known for ...
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Maria Shriver: Dad's Simple Expectation
Sargent Shriver Award
June 19, 2012 - Mark Shriver
July 26, 2012 - Mark Shriver

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Year Title Description
2012 Charlie Rose: Episode Episode, Subject (person only)
2012 Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick: Mark Shriver: A Good Man
Season 12, Episode 22
Episode, Subject (person only)
2012 Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2012 Sunday Morning: Episode
Season 34, Episode 39
Episode, Subject (person only)
2000 The American President: Compromise Choices Episode, Voice - Franklin Pierce

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