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Remembering Jim Sheeler, A Man Who Remembered Others

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Sheeler, formerly of the Rocky Mountain News, died earlier this month at age 53. He spent his career crafting the obituaries of everyday people, whose deaths might have been the first, and last time, their stories were shared with the public. In his book, "Obit," he collected some of those articles-- recounting the lives of a deli owner, a precocious teenager, and a teacher struggling with alcoholism. Ryan spoke with him in 2007.