Death of Jim Rogers

September 15, 1938 - June 14, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada | Age 75

Prolific philanthropist, education advocate dies
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MARTIN GRIFFITH, The Associated Press

Jim Rogers, a philanthropist and education advocate who served as chancellor of Nevada's higher education system from 2005 to 2009 without pay, died Saturday evening at his Las Vegas home after a bout with cancer. He was 75.

Rogers also was the owner of KSNV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, and oversaw the growth of Sunbelt Communications into 14 TV stations in five Western states. Sunbelt now is known as Intermountain West Communications Co.<...

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