It felt very comfortable to be sitting with Al Roker on Wednesday morning talking about Sparky and the Museum. When they first met, Al told Sparky how much he enjoyed Peanuts and confessed that he had wanted to be a cartoonist at one point in his life. I think that formed a bond between them, which I know Sparky always felt.
When the Museum opened in 2002, Al came to Santa Rosa to film a live segment. Of course, that made all of us here his fans forever.
For this segment, Al began with a description of Peanuts Collection: Treasures from the World’s Most Beloved Comic Strip, which led me right into a discussion of the Museum and preserving Sparky’s legacy.