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June 1st, 1968 - March 29th, 2018

Deirdre's Corner

Let's Protect Our Kids and Our Planet: My life’s work, and that of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, has been devoted to identifying and reducing toxic environmental exposures to protect and improve children’s health. And yet, a report released just last year from the World Health Organization (WHO) implicated unhealthy and polluted environments as causing a quarter of all deaths in children under five years old.  

Exclusive Interview: Deirdre Imus Is on a Mission to Save Our Kids and Remove Toxins - Alpha Rising spent time with Deirdre Imus and got an exclusive tour of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ. Bottom Line: The more we remove poisonous toxins, the more we save our kids' lives. 

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center - Hackensack Meridian Health Honored as an Environmental Conservation Champion of Good Works by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey


Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week

Methylation Diet and Lifestyle by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald & Romilly Hodges, MS, CNS - The “dance of methylation” extends far beyond supplementing with B12 and methylated folate. Indeed, long term outcome studies using this approach are lacking, and research suggests caution is advised with regard to imbalanced hypermethylation. However, much can be done to safely support methylation balance.

Deirdre's Dish Picks


Easy Memorial Day Potato Salad: Recipe and photo courtesy of Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntryx Staff - This coming long weekend will also be the official start of the summer 2018 picnic season. Our Biosyntrx staff agreed that this is their favorite 'go to'  potato salad recipe since it’s easy, safe, and the flavors compliment other picnic foods without overpowering.

If you have a fond memory from your childhood about some of the dishes we post please click here to contact us, we would love to hear your story.


Support The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® is devoted to the health and well-being of children, their parents and the general public. Donations to the Environmental Health Center will support research on children's environmental health.


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The Imus Ranch Foundation

With the closing of The Imus Ranch For Kids with Cancer, The Imus Ranch Foundation was formed to donate 100% of all donations previously devoted to The Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer to various other charities whose work and missions compliment those of the ranch. The initial donation from The Imus Ranch Foundation was awarded to Tackle Kids Cancer, a program of The HackensackUMC Foundation and the New York Giants.  In addition, once the Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer is sold, 100% of those funds will be contributed to The Imus Ranch Foundation.


Remembering Fred Imus

Please share your thoughts and memories of Fred Imus, who passed away August 6 at the age of 69


Reader Comments (2564)

Don, I'm so sorry for your loss Fred was so funny and a great addition to your show. My wife and I have been fans of yours for over 15 years now and have enjoyed ever minute of it. Take care of your self, the family, and the kids at the Ranch. C Wissen

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris Wissen

So sad to hear of Fred's passing. I always loved hearing him on the show...I will miss him.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJolene

Rest In Peace Fred. I enjoyed Fred whenever he was on the show.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRhoda

Mr. Imus -

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your brother Fred. From an SP engineer to an SP brakeman....we all share in your loss.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterR.T. McCarthy

Dear Don and family, I am so sad about the loss of your brother...I always enjoyed when he was on your show, his sense of humor and delivery was the best. I know you have lost a beloved member of your family and hope you will have some small comfort knowing how many people care and send our love to you all.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Dear Mr. Imus,
I lost my brother three years ago. Like you and Fred we were close and shared a bond that our much younger sister didn't. Like Fred, no one could tell a story or joke like my brother. Even now as I write this I can see my brother telling a story- eyes twinkling, hands gesturing, whole body involved in the tale. I still think I'll ask Steve or Steve will remember. It's a difficult habit to break. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Paulette Conforti Disinger

The Neil Cavuto piece was perfect. It really captured the essence of Fred in a few words.
Hope there will be "extras" with Fred

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC O'Brien

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved brother, Fred.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette DeFelippis

My wife would tell you that I am an Imus In The Morning / Fox Business Network / Fox News Network "Junkie". How I missed the news of the passing of Fred is beyond me. I just learned of his passing this morning on Don's show. I watched most of last weeks shows and just thought Don was on vacation. In any event, I join so many others of Fred's fans in my sorrow at his death. My condolences go out to Don, Donny, and the entire family. Fred was a real hoot to listen to when he called in. I will miss him.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Heck

Saddened to hear of Fred's death. The most delicious thing he ever did was to misplace the fruit. Who's going to talk about losing the grapefruit now? Rob? It won't be the same. Sorry, Mr. Imus, for your loss. One less person to call and shoot the breeze with, I guess.
Long-time listener, Long Island

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Our hearts go out to the I-man and his family and everyone who knew and loved Fred. He always knew how to tell a good story.
Don, stay strong and continue to tell us stories about Fred. We'll need them as much as ever. What a great way to start the morning
with the I-man and Fred calling in. We'd DVR the show and watch the funny parts repeatedly. God Bless Don, Diedre, Wyatt and the
friends and families who feel the loss of a great man. Great to know the horses and dogs are all at the ranch. They'll be grieving too so
you can help each other. Sincerely, The Yokens of Albuquerque

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Imus and Family: I would like to donate $25.00 to the ranch in memory of Fred Imus. If I could give more I would, but times are tough for me financially. What I enjoyed from watching/listening Don Imus through all the years I have watched (using DVR and back when VHS tapes) is Fred Imus Loved His Animals. I found this endearing. I have never written in all these years because what would I have to say to a successful family, but truly out of all the media, I have always felt Don Imus, Mrs. Imus, and Fred Imus and Wyatt as down to earth people. I have never given to the Ranch, and I am sorry, money has always been an issue, but please note I want to send this money sent out on August 25th out to you in Fred Imus memory. My thoughts are with you and remember no matter if your rich, poor, we have to lose others, and it is so very hard.

Take Care

Leslie L. Cooper
Welches, Oregon

If you do have time to read this, to make it is easier for me, where do you want your money order of $25.00 dollars sent?

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie L. Cooper

Dear I-man,

I feel bad for you about your brother. I liked Fred a lot, recall years ago where he was a Friday regular and he was really funny. One time lost to the ages was him getting into it about Laura Ingraham, and her feigning interest in him when he became single. Hysterical. Yes, there's a lot of folks who who won't make 69, but that doesn't make it any easier for you, or suck any less that you can't get him on the phone in short order. I've managed to preserve a bit of the show burned to DVD, and aside from Fred's memories it was you, Warner and Bernie that first brought me news of 9/11 while I was driving down the Fairfax Parkway, late for work. For that matter, I've known of you since the early 70's when I was growing up in NJ and while I didn't listen to you at the time, I liked you anyway when you did something to offend my parents. (Did you HEAR what he SAID this morning?!!!) I can still remember them talking to each other about it but I never found out what it was. Fred's Best Of will get its own DVD for my memory bank along with about half an hour of relevant programming from this morning's show. Thanks for being a good brother to Fred and taking care of him and the aftermath, you went a bit farther in life than he did and we all appreciated it from afar that you looked after your family so well. I think you bought him a truck and a trailer and that was great.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric

So sorry to hear about Fred. I listen to the Imus morning show on my way to work every day and have heard Fred when he is a guest on your show. You guys were great to listen to and it was great to laugh before I got to work!!!!!

From one dog lover to another......bless Fred and all of you during this difficult time.

Kathy Ryan
Barrington, NH

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen Ryan

Dear Don and Family, I was so sad to hear about Fred's passing. He will truly be missed by all.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana Giuliano

So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. My husband and I were in Sante Fe several years ago and stopped into the Auto Body Express, where we had the pleasure of meeting Fred. We always enjoyed when you spoke to him on the phone with his dry humor. He will be missed by all of his fans. Rest in peace.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Spencer

Fred was a great guest on the show and I have to admit that the chat between the two brothers made me feel like a part of the Imus family. He will be missed by many, many people in this country just when that type of banter made everybody feel that they could make it through another day of the trials and tribulations of this country's problems. Love to all the Imus family.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMyrna Talbott

It was a real treat whenever Fred was on, I always looked forward to his take on different subjects. We'll miss him, may he rest in peace and may God bless Don and Dierdre for there work there on the ranch

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

I-Man, my sincere condolences for your loss. I still chuckle over the story when you and Fred were talking about him being kicked off the dating website. And you were absolutely correct when you said "a few extra pounds" was 100 in dating site lingo.
Time heels all wounds, and this wound will take time.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarge

Dear Mr. Imus,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your brother Fred. I have listened to the both of you for over 15 years, and I would look forward to Fred calling into the show. His jokes always brought out a laugh, his stories often had meaning and message, and his his views made me think. He was a good man, the kind of man you want to meet and know. Fortunately, I got to know from him through the radio. God Bless you all. May Fred rest in peace. He will be missed.

Don Johnson
Watsonville, CA.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDon

Dear Don, and Family,

I was saddened to hear of Fred's death. He always made me do you. God Bless

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudi Dupree

Don Imus - I saw your show today, Monday, August 15 and was so touched by your true emtion for your brother Fred. I was wondering if you would consider an album of Fred's favorite songs with the proceeds going towards the ranch. Every song you played today was outstanding. Fred not only was a great person but also knew good music.
Just a thought.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Don: I've been a listener/viewer for about 20 years and represent what may be one of your more unlikely audience demographics: evangelical Christians. We're out here, God knows why.
God also knows what a kind and decent man your brother was. Like you, Fred had a gift for humor and insight and his on-air demeanor, which varied from laconic to borderline frenetic, played perfectly against yours. He was a funny guy who worked at that craft. Plus which, the man was smart, in a George W. Bush kind of way -- down to earth, common-sensical, bottom-line smart. I always looked forward to Fred's "take" on current events and his thoughts often helped define mine.
I also remember the days when the two of you reminisced on-air about your boyhoods on the cattle ranch and wouldn't it be great to re-create that for kids who hadn't had that experience and could benefit from it. The rest, as They say, is history. I don't know about the Baby Jesus, but I can say with assurance that the grown one likes what you two (and so many others) have done with the Ranch.
I've been privileged to support the Ranch a little over the years and sucked it up to honor Charles with a $1k gift. I hope you'll give us a chance to do something similar to honor Fred. May the good Lord bless, comfort and encourage you and your family, and assure you of Fred's safety in His loving arms.
Gary Allen
Williamsburg VA

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary Allen

I always stopped what I was doing when Fred was on to listen to his All-American humor and hysterical take on life and marriage. God Bless the Imus family

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Todd

Dear Imus,

I've thought a lot about Fred recently. From his days at the Auto Body Express to helping with the Ranch, to his disastrous second marriage - "I'm gonna be like Willy Nelson, the next time I want to marry, I'll just buy her a house and move on." - to Tuscon, Sirius Outlaw Country, Dear John and his horses. It seemed he was always looking for his Place. Maybe as someone wrote last week, "Fred was a cowboy after his time" or maybe he was just a half-broke horse. Tame enough to ride for a while but wild enough that you never knew what he was going to do or where he was going to wind up.

Thanks for my ride, Fred. It was a treat.

And Mr.Imus, please take care of yourself.


August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

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