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Fred Rogers

Mr. Rogers with his set for his television program
Born Fred McFeely Rogers
March 20, 1928(1928-03-20)
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died February 27, 2003 (aged 74)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other name(s) Mister Rogers
Mr. Rogers
Occupation Educator, minister, songwriter, television host
Years active 1951–2002
Spouse(s) Sara Joanne Byrd (1952-2003)
.Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, and television host.^ Fred McFeely Rogers was born on March 20, 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

^ Fred McFeely Rogers was born on March 20, 1928, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

^ Fred McFeely Rogers was born in 1928 in LaTrobe, Pennsylvania.
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Rogers was the host of the television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in production from 1968 to 2001.

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Personal life

.Fred McFeely Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a town located 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Pittsburgh.^ Fred McFeely Rogers was born on March 20, 1928, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

^ Fred McFeely Rogers was born in 1928 in LaTrobe, Pennsylvania.
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^ More than entertainment Fred McFeely Rogers was born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 40 miles east of Pittsburgh.

.He was born to James and Nancy Rogers; he spent many years as an only child.^ There are only so many days in a year.

^ Rogers has been mine for many years.
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^ He was born to James and Nancy Rogers; he spent many years as an only child until his parents took in a young African American teenager named George who's mother had died and his father was unable to care for him.
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.Early in his life he spent much of his free time with his maternal grandfather, Fred McFeely, who would later move to Florida, and had an interest in music.^ Words & music: Fred McFeely Rogers .
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^ Klineman, who first moved to Aspen in 1975 and returned full-time three years ago, is a walking encyclopedia of musical facts and dates.
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^ It then moves from a visit with someone who does interesting work in a real "neighborhood"--factory, school, grocery store, etc.

.He would often sing along as his mother would play the piano, and at the age of five, he began to play the piano as well.^ He began playing piano at age five and made up tunes to express his feelings.

^ At age nine he began playing the piano.

^ At the age of six Rogers was offered a movie contract, but her mother turned it down; the family later moved to Fort Worth, where she first began appearing in area plays and musical revues.
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[1]
.Rogers graduated from Latrobe High School (1946).^ She graduated second in her high school class.
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^ He graduated from Latrobe High School, attended Dartmouth College for a year, and then transferred to Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., graduating magna cum laude in 1951 with a music composition degree.
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^ KJ had probably just graduated high school.
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[2] .He studied at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, (1946–1948).^ Rogers moved from Dartmouth to Rollins College to pursue his studies in music.
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^ Following secondary school, he went to college at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire between 1946 and 1948 then transferring to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
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^ Fred went to Latrobe High School and started college at Dartmouth in New Hampshire, before transferring in 1951 to Rollins College, a liberal arts institution and the oldest recognized college in Florida.
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[3] He transferred to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he received a BA in music composition in 1951.[4]
.At Rollins, Rogers met Sara Joanne Byrd, an Oakland, Florida native.^ He married Joanne Byrd, also a Rollins College Alumnus (50 05H), in 1952.
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^ Also performing was organist Alan Morrison, a second-generation musician whose mother, Jeannine Morrison, met Fred and Joanne Rogers at Rollins College.
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^ In 1951, Fred McFeely Rogers graduated from Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida, with a degree in music composition.
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.They married on June 9, 1952.[5] They had two children, James (born in 1959) and John (born in 1961), and three grandsons, the third (Ian McFeely Rogers) born 12 days after Rogers' death.^ They had two children.

^ Their first two children were born in Howesville.
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^ They lived in Sunderland, Mass., where their first two children were born.
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[6] .In 1963, Rogers graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church.^ I love Mr. Rogers ,he was a Presbyterian minister .
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^ Fred Rogers was also an ordained minister.
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^ Rogers studied at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to become an ordained Presbyterian minister with the mission of working with families and children through the media.
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[7] .Scholastically, he went on to garner 40 more honorary degrees throughout his life.^ But Fred Rogers was not only a television mentor, he was also a minister, an accomplished musician, songwriter and a teacher who earned more than 40 honorary degrees.
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^ Fred Rogers has received virtually every major award in television and education, and has received honorary degrees from more than 40 colleges and universities.
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^ At last count, more than 35 colleges and universities have awarded honorary degrees to Rogers.
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[8] .Rogers was red-green color blind[9], swam every morning, and neither smoked nor drank.^ Nearly every morning of taping there were kids running through Studio A. They came to meet Mister Rogers.

^ (A creature of habit, Rogers swims -- nude, thank you -- every morning, is a vegetarian, has never smoked or drank and has been married to the same woman for 47 years.

^ The blue walls are the ends of the daylit universe he has made, and yet Mister Rogers can't see them--or at least can't know them--because he was born blind to color.
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.Rogers also owned a summer home on Nantucket in the village of Madaket on the western end of the island.^ He also had a summer home in Nantucket.
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^ ROGERS was a former resident of this village and died at the home of his daughter in Rochester on Saturday, aged 71 years.

^ Synopsis: Ginger Rogers ended her 23-year association with RKO Radio with the indifferent musical comedy western The First Travelling Saleslady.
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Television career

Early work in television

.Fred Rogers had a life-changing moment when he first saw television in his parents' home.^ The first time I saw him, It changed my life forever.
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^ And so it was throughout his life with Fred Rogers.
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^ Date announced for Fred Rogers memorial service Mistick first woman to head Carnegie Library Architect chosen for Rogers center Isler to head center named for 'Mr.
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.He entered seminary after college, but was diverted into television after his first experience as a viewer; he wanted to explore the potential of the medium.^ That's why he got into television in the first place.

^ When he was a senior majoring in music composition at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, Rogers had his first encounter with television.

^ He promptly announced to his family that he wasn't going into the seminary after all, he'd be doing television instead -- he'd seen enough, and now he wanted to dip his hands in it.
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In an interview with CNN conducted a few years before his death, Rogers stated, "I went into television because I hated it so, and I thought there was some way of using this fabulous instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen."[13]
.He thus applied for a job at NBC in New York and was accepted because of his music degree.^ Rogers began his television career in 1951 at NBC, a college grad with a music degree who worked his way up from gofer to floor manager.
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^ NBC in .New York City hired him to work as floor manager for its network music programs-- The Voice of Firestone," "The Kate Smith Hour," "NBC Opera Theatre."

^ So instead of going directly to seminary after graduating in 1951, he used his degree in music to get a job in television.

.Rogers moved to New York in 1951 and spent three years working in the production staff for music-centered programming such as NBC Opera Theater.^ He was a three-year starter for the program.
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^ ROGERS moved to New York City in 1944.

.He also worked on Gabby Hayes' show for children.^ It was a cantankerous debate at the time, but his argument was that recording a program like his allowed working parents to sit down with their children and watch shows as a family.
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^ He worked as a floor director on The Gabby Hayes Show, a showcase of Western films.
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^ Rogers introduces The Childrens Corner, a childrens show in Pittsburgh where he works as an unseen puppeteer.

Ultimately, Rogers decided that commercial television's reliance on advertisement and merchandising undermined its ability to educate or enrich young audiences, so he quit working at NBC.
.In 1954, he began working at WQED, a Pittsburgh public television station, as a puppeteer on a local children's series, The Children's Corner.^ Rogers entered the realm of children's television with a local show in Pittsburgh in 1954.
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^ In 1954, at Pittsburgh's WQED, the nation's first public television station, Rogers developed "The Children's Corner," a prototype for "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" that was the birthplace for several of the Neighborhood's puppets.
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^ American children's television series .
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.For the next seven years, he worked with host Josie Carey in unscripted live TV, developing many of the puppets, characters and music used in his later work, such as King Friday XIII, and Curious X the Owl.^ In seven years of unscripted, live television, he developed many of the puppets used in his later show, including King Friday XIII and Curious X the Owl.

^ Josie Carey was the host and Rodgers was behind the flats as the puppeteer.
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^ The loss of the King Friday the XIII's domain...
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.Rogers began wearing his famous sneakers when he found them to be quieter than his work shoes when he moved about behind the set.^ The extraordinary thing about this work is that Rogers was able to accomplish something almost unique in television: he set and maintained the very highest standards for his programs and he still reached a mass audience.
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^ Rogers composed his own songs for the show and began each episode in a set made to look like a comfortable living room, singing “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” as he donned sneakers and a zip-up cardigan.

^ PRNewswire/ -- It has been more than four decades since the late Fred Rogers began producing his ground-breaking children's television program, "Mr.
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.He was also the voices behind King Friday XIII and Queen Sara Saturday (named after his wife), rulers of the neighborhood, as well as X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, Daniel Striped Tiger, Lady Elaine Fairchild, and Larry Horse.^ The loss of the King Friday the XIII's domain...
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^ Some children catch on to the fact that Mister Rogers is not only the puppeteer, but also the voice of King Friday, Queen Sara, Daniel Striped Tiger, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, Henrietta Pussycat, X the Owl, Donkey Hodie, Grandpere, chair manufacturer Cornflake S. Pecially, and numerous others.
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^ Invitations to the wedding were from King Friday and Queen Sara Saturday and instead of wedding rings we were crowned.
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The show won a Sylvania Award[14] for best children's show, and was briefly broadcast nationally on NBC.
.For eight years during this period, he would leave the WQED studios during his lunch breaks to study theology at the nearby Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.^ Also at this time, for eight years, he studied during his lunch and at night to become a Presbyterian minister, as he said, “To deepen what I could bring to television …” 15 .

^ He earned (1962) a divinity degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained by the Presbyterian Church, which asked him to continue his television work.
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^ For the next hour his comments emerge thoughtfully, deliberately, graciously just like on TV. It is not hard to imagine this man giving up his lunch break for eight years to take Bible and theology courses.

.Rogers, however, was not interested in preaching, and after his ordination, he was specifically charged to continue his work with children's television.^ She continued her interest in the work for a number of years.

^ "His mission was to work with families and children for television.

^ His mission was to work with families and children for television.

.He had also done work at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Child Development.^ Christine, a Cumberland High School and University of Rhode Island graduate, had expected to be home for Mother’s Day, which was the Sunday after the sailboat was lost.
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^ Rogers, who has done graduate work in child development, claims to answer personally thousands of letters asking for advice on parenting every year.
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^ Education: Graduated from Rollins College, 1951; attended University of Pittsburgh School of Child Development; ordained in the Presbyterian ministry by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1963.

.In 1963, Rogers moved to Toronto, where he was contracted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to develop a 15-minute children's television program: Misterogers (sic),[15] which would be his debut in front of the camera.^ The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) gave Fred his next opportunity to produce programs for children.
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^ He recruited Rogers to Toronto in 1963 and told Rogers he had a natural rapport with children and should be on camera.
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^ That same year, Rogers accepted an offer to develop “Misterogers,” his own 15-minute show, for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

.The show was a hit with children, but lasted for only three seasons on the network.^ Their first three children were born in Greenfield, Mass., the next one in Rome, N.Y., and the last four in Brockville, Ont.
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^ Through his simple show, Fred Rogers gave daily examples to three generations of children on how to be good neighbors.
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^ Their first two children were born in Sidney Plains, N.Y., the next on in Pitcher, N.Y., and the last three in Superior, Neb.
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Many of his famous set pieces, such as Trolley, Eiffel Tower, the 'tree', and 'castle' were all created by designers at the CBC. While on production in Canada, Rogers brought with him his friend and understudy, Ernie Coombs, who would go on to create Mr. Dressup, a very successful and long running children's show in Canada which, in many ways, was similar to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Mr. Dressup had also used some of the songs that would be featured on Rogers' later program.
.In 1966, Rogers acquired the rights to his program from the CBC, and moved the show to WQED in Pittsburgh, where he had worked on The Children's Corner.^ Rogers began his career working with children as a puppeteer for "The Children's Corner," a local show that aired in 1954 in Pittsburgh.
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^ Rogers introduces The Childrens Corner, a childrens show in Pittsburgh where he works as an unseen puppeteer.

^ In 1966 he acquired the rights for his program and...
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.He developed the new show for the Eastern Educational Network.^ PBS network shows · Educational television .
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^ He brought the show back to Pittsburgh in 1966, incorporating segments of the CBC show into a new series distributed by the Eastern Educational Network to cities including Boston, Philadelphia and Washington.

^ When he and his wife and two sons returned to Pittsburgh in 1966, he incorporated segments of the CBC into a new series which was distributed by the Eastern Educational Network.
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.Stations that carried the program were limited, but included educational stations in Boston, Washington, DC and New York City.^ New York : DC Comics, 1994.
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^ Id., citing City of New York v.
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^ He brought the show back to Pittsburgh in 1966, incorporating segments of the CBC show into a new series distributed by the Eastern Educational Network to cities including Boston, Philadelphia and Washington.

.After returning to Pittsburgh, Rogers attended and participated in activities at the Sixth Presbyterian church in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, a More Light congregation which he attended until his death.^ Rogers was a member of the Methodist church and the united Methodist and Presbyterian congregation at Ozark.

^ Cumberland Presbyterian Church until 1867.
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^ He attended college in Pittsburgh, obtained a ministry degree and went on to obtain his Master's degree before heading off to Canada to work on a children's program which later became the US version of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.
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.Distribution of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood began on February 19, 1968. The following year, the show moved to PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).^ Therefore, they called the show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood .
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^ Mister Rogers' Neighborhood made its national debut on public television in 1968.
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^ Mister Rogers and a model of the Neighborhood.
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.In 1971, Rogers formed Family Communications, Inc.^ Rogers formed Family Communications Inc., producer of his television show, in 1971.
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^ In 1971 Rogers formed Family Communications, Inc., as a nonprofit company designed to produce Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

^ After he stopped performing in 2000, Rogers and his Family Communications Inc.
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.(FCI), and the company established offices in the WQED building in Pittsburgh.^ Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was produced by Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA public broadcaster WQED and Rogers' non-profit production company Family Communications, Inc.
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^ While I did not have the opportunity to work with Fred, I now work at WQED in Pittsburgh where Fred’s production company Family Communications, Inc.
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.Initially, the company served solely as the production arm of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, but now develops and produces an array of children's programming and educational materials.^ Mister Rogers and a model of the Neighborhood.
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^ Mister Rogers' Neighborhood March 4, 2003 .
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^ He was starting a television program, aimed at children, called Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

.Mister Rogers' Neighborhood began airing in 1968 and ran for 895 episodes; the last set of new episodes was taped in December 2000 and began airing in August 2001. At its peak, in 1985, 8 percent of households tuned in to the show.^ Therefore, they called the show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood .
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^ There goes the Neighborhood: Mister Rogers will make last episodes of show in December.

^ Mister Rogers and a model of the Neighborhood.
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  • Each episode begins the same way, with Mister Rogers walking until he is coming home and singing his theme song, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"^ At the beginning of each episode, Fred Rogers enters his television studio house, singing "Won't You Be My Neighbor?".
    • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Won’t you be, won’t you be mine, neighbor Won’t you be, won’t you be mine, neighbor .
    • Songs From The Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers - Mr Rogers, Mister Rogers, Songs from Mr Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.songsfromtheneighborhood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Please won't you be my neighbor?
    • Songs From The Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers - Mr Rogers, Mister Rogers, Songs from Mr Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.songsfromtheneighborhood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    and changing into .sneakers and a zippered cardigan sweater.^ And so, once upon a time, Fred Rogers took off his jacket and put on a sweater his mother had made him, a cardigan with a zipper.

    ^ He hangs his coat in a closet, puts on a cardigan zipper sweater, and removes his dress shoes to put on sneakers .
    • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

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  • In an episode, Rogers might have an earnest conversation with his television audience, interact with live guests, take a field trip to a nearby place such as a bakery or music store, or watch a short film.
  • Typical video subject matter includes demonstrations of how inanimate objects, such as bulldozers and crayons, work or are manufactured.
  • Each episode includes a trip to Rogers' "Neighborhood of Make-Believe", which features a trolley that has its own chiming theme song, a castle, and the kingdom's citizens, including King Friday XIII (Friday the 13th).^ Each day he fed the fish and then traveled by trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

    ^ The loss of the King Friday the XIII's domain...
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Take me to the neighborhood of make believe!
    • Epic Win: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood « Once Upon A Win: Epic Wins from when we were kids 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC onceuponawin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The subjects discussed in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe often allow further development of thematic elements discussed in Mister Rogers' "real" neighborhood.
  • Mister Rogers often fed his fish during episodes.^ The music on Mister Rogers Neighborhood when he gets the trolley to the land of make believe.
    • Mister Rogers on Yahoo! Music 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Each day he fed the fish and then traveled by trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

    ^ There goes the Neighborhood: Mister Rogers will make last episodes of show in December.

    .They were originally named Fennel and Frieda.
  • Typically, each week's episodes explore a major theme, such as going to school for the first time.^ He was a music major at a small school in Florida and planning to go to seminary upon graduation.
    • Pittsburgh in Words - Can You Say ... 'Hero'? by Tom Junod 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC pittsburghinwords.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mister Rogers created these shows so that 5 episodes would illustrate a weekly theme, interwoven with that week’s storyline in the Neighborhood of Make-believe.
    • Save Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood |  Neighbors 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC savemisterrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's one thing that they played most of the songs last week, but what's worse for me is that I just can't stand the majority of songs from that year.
    • American Top 40: The 70's and 80's 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC pulsemusic.proboards.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Originally, most episodes ended with a song entitled "Tomorrow", while Friday episodes looked forward to the week ahead with an adapted version of "It's Such a Good Feeling."^ It's such a good feeling.
    • Andrew Shapter: The Tao Of Mister Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's such a good feeling, A very good feeling.
    • Songs From The Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers - Mr Rogers, Mister Rogers, Songs from Mr Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.songsfromtheneighborhood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's such a good feeling, a very good feeling.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers.1928-2003 |  U.S. News & World News Digest |USNEWSLINK | � 2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.usnewslink.com [Source type: General]

    In later seasons, all episodes ended with "Feeling."
.Visually, the presentation of the show was very simple; it did not feature the animation or fast pace of other children's shows.^ Children’s Shows other than MRN .
  • Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Archives 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.library.pitt.edu [Source type: General]

^ The slow-paced show offered an alternate universe to most of today's quick-edit cartoon children's programming.

^ She made me smile then, as she did 20 some years ago when I would look forward to watching the show (which already was mostly in syndication) each morning on PBS with my very small children.
  • Jonathan Coulton » Blog Archive » New Song – Lady Aberlin’s Muumuu 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.jonathancoulton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rogers composed all the music for his series.^ Each day, Costa's musical trio performed all the songs and music live in the studio, as each episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was videotaped.
  • Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: General]

^ All I really knew about the faith of Mister Rogers was that he took it seriously, and he was ordained in the United Presbyterian Church as an evangelist to children.
  • The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World's Most Beloved Neighbor (Paperback) by Amy Hollingsworth - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ Rogers created The Children's Corner, a show hosted by actress Josie Carey and featuring Rogers, who played the organ, composed music, and performed with puppets.

.He was concerned with teaching children to love themselves and others.^ He dealt with the death of pets and divorce, while teaching children to love themselves and others.

^ He wasn’t concerned with himself, and genuinely loved hearing the life stories of others.
  • eSoup : The Top 7 Ways Mister Rogers Changed The World 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.esoupblog.com [Source type: General]
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^ Rogers was a great person who helped children feel good about themselves and taught them how to treat others nicely.
  • Think Progress » Fox News: ‘Blame Mr. Rogers!’ 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He also tried to address common childhood fears with comforting songs and skits.^ No visit to the Neighborhood was complete without the counsel and comfort to be found in his easy-to-follow songs, which covered everything from the beauty of nature to the common childhood fear of being sucked down the bathtub drain with the water.
  • Fred McFeely Rogers.1928-2003 |  U.S. News & World News Digest |USNEWSLINK | � 2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.usnewslink.com [Source type: General]
  • Fred Rogers, Host of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' Dies at 74 - Obituary - NYTimes.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]
  • Rogers, Fred 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

.For example, one of his famous songs explains how you can't be pulled down the bathtub drain—because you won't fit.^ Over the years he covered topics as varied as why kids shouldn’t be scared of a haircut, or the bathroom drain (because you won’t fit!
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^ No visit to the Neighborhood was complete without the counsel and comfort to be found in his easy-to-follow songs, which covered everything from the beauty of nature to the common childhood fear of being sucked down the bathtub drain with the water.

^ It's the only time of year you can walk down the street with a girl in one arm and a blanket in the other, and nobody thinks twice about it."

.He even once took a trip to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to show children that a hospital is not a place to fear.^ Rogers entered the realm of children's television with a local show in Pittsburgh in 1954.
  • Fred McFeely Rogers.1928-2003 |  U.S. News & World News Digest |USNEWSLINK | � 2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.usnewslink.com [Source type: General]
  • Fred Rogers, Host of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' Dies at 74 - Obituary - NYTimes.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]
  • Rogers, Fred 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ I fear for what’s coming next on PBS childrens’ programming…what, childrens’ reality shows?
  • Save Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood |  Neighbors 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC savemisterrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And, as a bonus, Mister Rogers took us on all those trips to places like the crayon factory, the straw factory and the balloon factory!
  • Save Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood |  Neighbors 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC savemisterrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During the Gulf War in 1990-91, he assured his audience that all children in the neighborhood would be well cared for, and asked parents to promise to take care of their own children.^ Children cant be blamed for wars; the thing we adults can do is let our kids know that well protect and nourish them no matter what.
  • The My Hero Project - Fred M. Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: General]

^ Rogers taped public service announcements for PBS on the eve of the Gulf War to reassure children, stating that "all children shall be well taken care of in this neighborhood and beyond--in times of war and in times of peace," according to the New York Daily News.

^ This week I was caring for a special needs adult and I asked if he would like to hear a song.I started to sing "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood" and this young at heart adult started to smile and giggle and almost cheered at the memory of your show and wonderful songs.
  • Guest Book for Fred Rogers – Online Guest Book by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Legacy.com. 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.legacy.com [Source type: General]

The message was aired again by PBS during the media storm that preceded the military action against Iraq in 2003.

Other television work

.In 1994, Rogers created another one-time special for PBS called Fred Rogers' Heroes which consisted of documentary portraits of four real-life people whose work helped make their communities better.^ Yes, Fred Rogers really was like that.
  • Fred McFeely Rogers.1928-2003 |  U.S. News & World News Digest |USNEWSLINK | � 2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.usnewslink.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1994, Rogers created another one-time special for PBS called Fred Rogers' Heroes which consisted of documentary portraits of four real-life people whose work helped make their communities better.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Fred Rogers' work.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

.Rogers, uncharacteristically dressed in a suit and tie, hosted in wraparound segments which did not use the "Neighborhood" set.^ Rogers, uncharacteristically dressed in a suit and tie, hosted in wraparound segments which did not use the "Neighborhood" set.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Rogers sang the opening song while entering the set and performing his iconic wardrobe change going from a suit jacket and dress shoes to a more casual cardigan sweater and sneakers, and sang the closing song when he changed back.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Rogers would venture out to show what adults did for a living and the objects made in factories, passing along useful information along the way.
  • Fred McFeely Rogers.1928-2003 |  U.S. News & World News Digest |USNEWSLINK | � 2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.usnewslink.com [Source type: General]
  • Rogers, Fred 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

.For a time Rogers produced specials for parents as a precursor to the subject of the week on the Neighborhood called "Mister Rogers Talks To Parents About (whatever the topic was)". Rogers didn't host those specials though as other people like Joan Lunden, who hosted the Conflict special, and other news announcers played MC duties in front of a gallery of parents while Rogers answered questions from them.^ Mister Rogers didn't leave, though.
  • Pittsburgh in Words - Can You Say ... 'Hero'? by Tom Junod 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC pittsburghinwords.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Those are good questions to ask and can be answered.
  • TtH • Reviews • Halloween World 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.tthfanfic.org [Source type: General]

^ Therefore, they called the show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood .
  • The My Hero Project - Fred M. Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: General]

.These specials were made to prep the parents for any questions the children might ask after watching the episodes on that topic of the week.^ These specials were made to prepare the parents for any questions the children might ask after watching the episodes on that topic of the week.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ He was one of this country's greatest resources for teaching children and making parents feel better about what their kids watched.
  • APPRECIATION / Fred Rogers' 1928-2003 / They're mourning in the neighborhood 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Mister Rogers created these shows so that 5 episodes would illustrate a weekly theme, interwoven with that week’s storyline in the Neighborhood of Make-believe.
  • Save Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood |  Neighbors 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC savemisterrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The only time Rogers appeared on television as someone other than himself was in 1996, when he played a preacher on one episode of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.[19]
In the mid-1980s, the Burger King fast-food chain lampooned Rogers' image with an actor called "Mr. Rodney", imitating Rogers' television character.[20] .Rogers found the character's pitching fast food as confusing to children, and called a press conference in which he stated that he did not endorse the company's use of his character or likeness (Rogers did no commercial endorsements of any kind throughout his career, though he acted as a pitchman for several non-profit organizations dedicated to learning over the years).^ I had no idea that Mr. Rogers was like that.
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^ Summary (from OCLC): Roger uses his time machine to visit Babe Ruth and learn some of the secrets of The Babe's success, enabling Roger's team to win the championship.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Rog 2000" to "Rogers, L." 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For over thirty years, through the creative expression of his songs, stories, and puppetry, and his comforting rituals and home-like setting, Mister Rogers provided a safe haven for children and adults alike in Mister Roger’s Neighborhood .

The chain publicly apologized for the faux pas, and pulled the ads.

Emmys for programming

.Mister Rogers' Neighborhood won four Emmy awards, and Rogers received one for lifetime achievement.^ Mister Rogers and a model of the Neighborhood.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ In this case, Mr. Rogers was a servant of this nation, and received four Emmy Awards for the show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood .
  • The My Hero Project - Fred M. Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: General]

^ Photographs – Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood guests .
  • Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Archives 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.library.pitt.edu [Source type: General]

.During the 1997 Daytime Emmys, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Rogers.^ Daytime Emmy Award winners .
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ And…if you haven’t done so, take a few moments of your time, go to YouTube.com, and search for “Mister Rogers’ Lifetime Achievement Award.” In it, you’ll be reminded of something beautiful, something pure, something with such abundant meaning.
  • Save Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood |  Neighbors 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC savemisterrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He never sought the spotlight, but the list of awards presented to Mr. Rogers ran more than 25 single-spaced, typed pages and included the Presidential Medal of Freedom, two Peabody Awards, four Emmys and a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The following is an excerpt from Esquire Magazine's coverage of the gala, written by Tom Junod:
.Mister Rogers went onstage to accept the award — and there, in front of all the soap opera stars and talk show sinceratrons, in front of all the jutting man-tanned jaws and jutting saltwater bosoms, he made his small bow and said into the microphone, "All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.^ Accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1998 Emmys, Rogers looked out over the star-studded audience and said, "All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.

^ After all, hes one of us, isnt he?
  • US_world09 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.vuw.ac.nz [Source type: News]

^ There is a story about one man who was traveling alone.
  • The Cherry Hill-Poplar Springs-Reid Community in Calhoun County, Mississippi, Second Edition, by Monette Morgan Young, 2000 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Original source]

.Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are.^ Might just take you up on it.
  • JulienJulianReneVs2006 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.tngenweb.org [Source type: General]

^ Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are ...
  • Pittsburgh in Words - Can You Say ... 'Hero'? by Tom Junod 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC pittsburghinwords.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are.
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  • ECTOPLASMOSIS! » Fox News: You’re Not Special and Mr. Rogers Was An Evil Man 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.ectomo.com [Source type: General]

.Ten seconds of silence."^ Ten seconds of silence."
  • Pittsburgh in Words - Can You Say ... 'Hero'? by Tom Junod 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC pittsburghinwords.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ten seconds of silence.

^ Ten seconds of silence.” .
  • ECTOPLASMOSIS! » Fox News: You’re Not Special and Mr. Rogers Was An Evil Man 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.ectomo.com [Source type: General]

.And then he lifted his wrist, looked at the audience, looked at his watch, and said, 'I'll watch the time."^ And then he lifted his wrist, and looked at the audience, and looked at his watch, and said softly, "I'll watch the time," and there was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn't kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked … and so they did.
  • Pittsburgh in Words - Can You Say ... 'Hero'? by Tom Junod 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC pittsburghinwords.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And then he lifted his wrist, looked at the audience, looked at his watch, and said, ‘I’ll watch the time.” There was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn’t kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch, but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked.
  • ECTOPLASMOSIS! » Fox News: You’re Not Special and Mr. Rogers Was An Evil Man 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.ectomo.com [Source type: General]

^ Ten seconds of silence.’ And then he lifted his wrist, looked at the audience, looked at his watch, and said, ‘I’ll watch the time.’ There was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn’t kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch, but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked.
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.There was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn't kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch, but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked.^ He was the first adult buried there, some small children had been buried earlier.
  • The Cherry Hill-Poplar Springs-Reid Community in Calhoun County, Mississippi, Second Edition, by Monette Morgan Young, 2000 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And then he lifted his wrist, and looked at the audience, and looked at his watch, and said softly, "I'll watch the time," and there was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn't kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked … and so they did.
  • Pittsburgh in Words - Can You Say ... 'Hero'? by Tom Junod 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC pittsburghinwords.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mister Rogers really could get in touch with me.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

And so they did. .One second, two seconds, seven seconds — and now the jaws clenched, and the bosoms heaved, and the mascara ran, and the tears fell upon the beglittered gathering like rain leaking down a crystal chandelier.^ One second, two seconds, three seconds … and now the jaws clenched, and the bosoms heaved, and the mascara ran, and the tears fell upon the beglittered gathering like rain leaking down a crystal chandelier, and Mister Rogers finally looked up from his watch and said, "May God be with you" to all his vanquished children.
  • Pittsburgh in Words - Can You Say ... 'Hero'? by Tom Junod 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC pittsburghinwords.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One second, two seconds, seven seconds — and now the jaws clenched, and the bosoms heaved, and the mascara ran, and the tears fell upon the beglittered gathering like rain leaking down a crystal chandelier.
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^ It was like getting two toys in one.
  • Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | 7 to 7: Projo's daily news blog 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.beloblog.com [Source type: News]

.And Mister Rogers finally looked up from his watch and said softly "May God be with you," to all his vanquished children.^ Koko had watched Mister Rogers on television.
  • Mister Rogers -- Podcast appreciation - Boing Boing 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Fred McFeely Rogers.1928-2003 |  U.S. News & World News Digest |USNEWSLINK | � 2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.usnewslink.com [Source type: General]

^ I love you, Mister Rogers,’ Brian said.

^ I have many fond memories watching Mister Rogers as I grew up.
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Advocacy

Mister Rogers and PBS funding

.In 1969, Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications.^ Rogers takes on the Senate in 1969…and wins.
  • Epic Win: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood « Once Upon A Win: Epic Wins from when we were kids 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC onceuponawin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Against that backdrop, the Senate subcommittee had invited Mr. Rogers to come to Washington and state his case for the money.
  • Mr. Rogers: A Lesson in Fund Raising - Philanthropy.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC philanthropy.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1969, before he was a TV icon, Rogers appeared before a Senate Subcommittee on Communications, arguing for a large grant for public television that seemed would never escape committee with the necessary support.
  • Comfort Zone | Article 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.hsperson.com [Source type: Original source]

.His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significant proposed cuts.^ Sad but true, the Public Broadcasting Service, better known as PBS, has decided to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood .
  • PBS to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood! - ParentDish 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.parentdish.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ President Lyndon B. Johnson had proposed giving the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — which aired Mr. Rogers’ iconic children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood — a $20-million grant.
  • Mr. Rogers: A Lesson in Fund Raising - Philanthropy.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC philanthropy.com [Source type: General]

^ Still, I feel that the Public Broadcasting System has an important responsibility to the community, i.e., to broadcast educational television to the many people who support and depend on public television (and not the computer).
  • Save Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood |  Neighbors 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC savemisterrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In about six minutes of testimony, Rogers spoke of the need for social and emotional education that public television provided.^ Still, I feel that the Public Broadcasting System has an important responsibility to the community, i.e., to broadcast educational television to the many people who support and depend on public television (and not the computer).
  • Save Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood |  Neighbors 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC savemisterrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1954, at Pittsburgh's WQED, the nation's first public television station, Rogers developed "The Children's Corner," a prototype for "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" that was the birthplace for several of the Neighborhood's puppets.

^ Also there is this awesome footage of Fred Rogers testifying before the senate and saving public television, which makes me weep.
  • Jonathan Coulton » Blog Archive » New Song – Lady Aberlin’s Muumuu 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.jonathancoulton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He passionately argued that alternative television programming like his Neighborhood helped encourage children to become happy and productive citizens, sometimes opposing less positive messages in media and in popular culture.^ Announcer: ( at the end of shows, 1968-1970 ) "Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations."
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^ As a minister, Mister Rogers stated, “I was given a special charge to serve children and their families through the mass media.” 16 In 1966 Mister Rogers’ television experiences culminated in his producing and hosting Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.

^ Fred Rogers hosts this children's television program that teaches children the important issues of life...
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He even recited the lyrics to one of his songs.
.The chairman of the subcommittee, John O. Pastore, was not previously familiar with Rogers' work, and was sometimes described as gruff and impatient.^ John Morris, who writes for Pittsburgh Bloggers , unearthed a 1969 clip on YouTube of the late Mr. Rogers testifying before the U.S. Senate subcommittee.
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^ I am also fortunate enough to work at a company that has an grieving center for adults and children, and Fred Rogers is and always will be the Honorary Chairman.
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However, he reported that the testimony had given him goosebumps, and declared, "I think it's wonderful. .Looks like you just earned the $20 million."^ Looks like you just won the twenty million dollars."
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^ You know what we look like?
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^ What's a $26 million apt look like?

.The subsequent congressional appropriation, for 1971, increased PBS funding from $9 million to $22 million.^ The city agreed to increase its contribution by $300,000, giving the libraries $3.3 million this year, with increases every subsequent year tied to the cost of living.
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^ While lawmakers did not increase funding over last year’s amount, the state will distribute $864 million to communities next year, he noted.
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[22]

Mister Rogers and the VCR

.During the controversy surrounding the introduction of the household VCR, Rogers was involved in supporting the manufacturers of VCRs in court.^ Involved with Rogers during late 1930s; she reportedly broke off their engagement when she discovered he was being unfaithful.
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^ To all who supported me or gave me words of encouragement during the controversy of the past two weeks, you have my gratitude and respect.
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His 1979 testimony in the case Sony Corp. of America v. .Universal City Studios, Inc. noted that he did not object to home recording of his television programs, for instance, by families in order to watch together at a later time.^ For instance, recent projects from Family Communications Inc., Rogers' production company, include: .
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^ As far back as I can remember I watched Mr. Rogers on television, and loved snowdays in elementary school because my brothers and I could stay home and Watch Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.
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^ And then "Strangelove" was a huge Club hit at the time and it did nothing at Pop, even the second time around a year later being remixed.
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.This testimony contrasted with the views of others in the television industry who objected to home recording or believed that devices to facilitate it should be taxed or regulated.^ "BOB TROW" - played by Bob Trow In the "real" Neighborhood, Mr. Trow is a creative craftsman who constructed the miniature models of Make-Believe and other surprises in his workshop.
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^ Not the mushy kind; the strong kind in which a man is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in, in front of others who disagree?
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^ This is a great and important action, but as I read it through, I thought that for writers out there, every day should be a day to remember that other writers were imprisoned somewhere for expressing their views.

.The Supreme Court considered the testimony of Rogers in its decision that held that the Betamax video recorder did not infringe copyright.^ Copyrights records by Rogers, Mike .
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^ Copyrights records by Rogers, Michael .
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^ This is testimony Mr. Rogers gave before the Supreme Court that defended the Beta Max VCR, which the court sited in allowing the devices, thus giving us DVD, Blu Ray and DVR today.
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The Court stated that his views were a notable piece of evidence "that many [television] producers are willing to allow private time-shifting to continue" and even quoted his testimony in a footnote:
.Some public stations, as well as commercial stations, program the "Neighborhood" at hours when some children cannot use it ...^ That night Fred Rogers wrote a public service announcement aimed at children, for any television station that would air it: "Some television programs are loud and scary, with people shooting and hitting each other.
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^ In 1954, at Pittsburgh's WQED, the nation's first public television station, Rogers developed "The Children's Corner," a prototype for "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" that was the birthplace for several of the Neighborhood's puppets.

^ Materials produced by Fred Rogers Correspondence Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (MRN) programs Scripts, props, and other materials used in the production and promotion of MRN Books, records, and other publications produced by Fred Rogers or his production group, Family Communications Inc.
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.I have always felt that with the advent of all of this new technology that allows people to tape the "Neighborhood" off-the-air, and I'm speaking for the "Neighborhood" because that's what I produce, that they then become much more active in the programming of their family's television life.^ They took Mister Rogers neighborhood off the air where I live.
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^ I have always felt that with the advent of all of this new technology that allows people to tape the "Neighborhood" off-the-air, and I'm speaking for the "Neighborhood" because that's what I produce, that they then become much more active in the programming of their family's television life.
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^ That night Fred Rogers wrote a public service announcement aimed at children, for any television station that would air it: "Some television programs are loud and scary, with people shooting and hitting each other.
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.Very frankly, I am opposed to people being programmed by others.^ Very frankly, I am opposed to people being programmed by others.
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^ Tull was excited about being on the same page with other people on the issue of bike safety.
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^ There are very few people in the world who have that curiosity in others.

.My whole approach in broadcasting has always been "You are an important person just the way you are.^ My whole approach in broadcasting has always been "You are an important person just the way you are.
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^ And he talks just the way you and I do.
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^ There’s only 1 person in this whole world like you; that’s you yourself, and I like you just the way you are.
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.You can make healthy decisions."^ You can make healthy decisions."
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^ They deserve to be recognized for their tireless efforts promoting SADD’s message and empowering their friends to make safe, healthy decisions.” .
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.Maybe I'm going on too long, but I just feel that anything that allows a person to be more active in the control of his or her life, in a healthy way, is important.^ Maybe I'm going on too long, but I just feel that anything that allows a person to be more active in the control of his or her life, in a healthy way, is important.
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^ Or is a more concentrated, person-to-person effort important?
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^ I have always felt that with the advent of all of this new technology that allows people to tape the "Neighborhood" off-the-air, and I'm speaking for the "Neighborhood" because that's what I produce, that they then become much more active in the programming of their family's television life.
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[23]
The Home Recording Rights Coalition later stated that Rogers was "one of the most prominent witnesses on this issue."
.Rogers had been a supporter of VCR use since its very early days.^ It was there in the very early days.
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^ If her father could not find any other jobs he would send them to clear creek banks in early spring on very cold days.
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^ Since communication and transportation were poor in the early days, people in the same county often named a church and/or community the same.
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.In his final week of episodes of the original run in 1976, Rogers used a U-matic VCR to show scenes from past episodes, as a way to prepare viewers for repeats that would begin the following week.^ The final week of original episodes of the "first series", first broadcast starting February 16, 1976, featured Mister Rogers in his workshop, watching scenes of past episodes of his series, which he recorded on videocassettes and kept on the shelf in his workshop.
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^ In June 2008, PBS announced that, beginning in the fall of 2008, it would stop transmitting "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" as part of its daily syndication lineup to member stations, instead airing the program only once a week over the weekend.
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^ The last episode was taped in December 2000 and was shown in August 2001, though roughly 300 of the 1,700 shows that Mr. Rogers made will continue to be shown.
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Death and memorial

.
The Fred Rogers Memorial Statue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
^ I met Fred Rogers at WQED (PBS affiliate in Pittsburgh) when I was there interviewing for a job shortly after I moved to Pgh in the spring of 2000.
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^ Rogers died at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after a brief battle with stomach cancer, according to a spokeswoman for his production company.

^ Fred Rogers is from Pittsburgh.
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Created by Robert Berks, and opened to the public on November 5, 2009.
.Rogers was diagnosed with stomach cancer in December 2002 and underwent surgery on January 6, 2003.[24][25] As he was dying, Rogers chose to be at home with his family.^ He died in 2003 after a short battle with stomach cancer.

^ He died upon the old homestead, December 16, 1881, in his seventy-second year and was buried in the family burying ground upon the home place by the Masonic fraternity, of which he was a member.
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^ Rogers died at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after a brief battle with stomach cancer, according to a spokeswoman for his production company.

.His passing came on the morning of February 27, 2003 at his home with his wife by his side, not long after his retirement and less than a month before he would have turned 75.[24] His death was such a significant event in Pittsburgh that the edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published the next day devoted the entire front page to coverage of Rogers' death.^ Death came for Mother Rogers.

^ His eyes were turned with longing to his home and family.

^ Then they would have headed home, not before.
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.The Reverend William P. Barker presided over a public memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.^ The William A. Jump Memorial Award, established in 1950, is presented annually in recognition of outstanding service in administration and notable contributions to the efficiency and quality of public service.

^ Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was produced by Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA public broadcaster WQED and Rogers' non-profit production company Family Communications, Inc.
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.Over 2,700 people attended the memorial at Heinz Hall, including former Good Morning America host David Hartman, Teresa Heinz Kerry, philanthropist Elsie Hillman, PBS President Pat Mitchell, Arthur creator Marc Brown, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar author-illustrator Eric Carle.^ And the club is no stranger to other politicians -- including former Presidents Clinton and George H.W. Bush in 2005.
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^ David A. Ross, a former resident of Ozark, died at his home in Springfield Monday morning from his own hand.

^ PROVIDENCE -- Former President Bill Clinton, asked what he would do if his wife, Hillary, is elected president, said outside a fundraiser here this morning: "Whatever I'm asked to do."
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[26] Rogers is interred at Unity Cemetery in Latrobe.[27]
.Speakers remembered Rogers' love of children, devotion to his religion, enthusiasm for music, and quirks.^ As far back as I can remember I watched Mr. Rogers on television, and loved snowdays in elementary school because my brothers and I could stay home and Watch Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.
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^ LOVE: Mister Rogers hears a lullaby performed on a mandolin at the Neighborhood Music Store.
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^ Music by Fred Rogers / Lyrics by Josie Carey © 2005 McFeely-Rogers Foundation When your heart has butterflies inside it, Then your heart is full of love.
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.Teresa Heinz Kerry said of Rogers, "He never condescended, just invited us into his conversation.^ When the director asked her to change it Rogers called in her mother for support, who said: Why dont you just get another girl?
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^ Adventures ensued, of course, but at the end the trolley would always take us back into Mr. Rogers’ living room for the goodbye song.
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^ Accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1998 Emmys, Rogers looked out over the star-studded audience and said, "All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.

.He spoke to us as the people we were, not as the people others wished we were."^ People, what is it about human nature that makes us want to cut down someone who truly cares for others?
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^ Demagogues among us steadily fanned the feelings of enmity of the Southern people to those who only wished to do justice to a poor, ignorant, and weak class of the American people.

^ I just wish more people could follow his motto, and just love themselves for who they are (and love each other for that way too) .
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On New Years Day of 2004, Michael Keaton hosted the PBS TV special "Mr. Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor". It was released on DVD September 28 that year. .Keaton was a former stagehand on the show before he quit to become an actor.^ The former Goldman Sachs strategist, who won scholarships to Harvard and Oxford before joining the World Bank, is rapidly becoming a headache for the aid industry.
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.To mark what would have been his 80th birthday, Rogers' production company sponsored several events to memorialize him, including "Won't You Wear a Sweater Day", during which fans and neighbors were asked to wear their favorite sweaters in celebration.^ Won’t you be, won’t you be mine, neighbor Won’t you be, won’t you be mine, neighbor .
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^ Please won't you be my neighbor?
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^ Won't you be my neighbor Won't you please?
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[28][29] .Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania has a Fred Rogers Building, which is located at the entrance of the campus.^ More than entertainment Fred McFeely Rogers was born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 40 miles east of Pittsburgh.

^ He had designed the campus buildings of the Dominican College in Marin, Ca., the St. Louis Bertrand Church in Oakland and the Holy Names Church in SF among other works.
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^ At the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, we expect Fred’s work to continue to benefit millions of children for generations to come, and for his approach to be adopted by other educators who see the value of these high standards and universal values.
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It was completed in the summer of 2008.
.On November 5, 2009, The Fred Rogers Memorial Statue was opened to the public on the North Shore near Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.^ I met Fred Rogers at WQED (PBS affiliate in Pittsburgh) when I was there interviewing for a job shortly after I moved to Pgh in the spring of 2000.
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^ Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we all approached each other with Fred Roger’s open heart?
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^ It opens the 2009 season at Pittsburgh, playing the Panthers at Heinz Field for the second time in five years.
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[30] .The bronze sculpture was created by Robert Berks, and it measures 10 feet, 10 inches in height and weighs more than 7,000 pounds.^ For vehicles heavier than 4,000 pounds, the annual fee will range from $40 to $140.
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^ YSU students were high school valedictorians, and there are more than 85,000 alumni.
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^ Weighing more than 10 pounds and packed with C4 explosives, military detonators and two sticks of dynamite with short fuses, it was hardly inconspicuous.
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[31]

Speeches, memberships, awards, and other recognition

"Interpretations of Oakland" by John Laidacker
.
"Fredosaurus Rex Friday XIII" by Karen Howell honoring Fred Rogers.
^ Pittsburgh, but all over the world -- to wear a favorite sweater that day in honor of Fred Rogers' legacy.

^ Don’t forget that Fred Rogers was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is the highest honor a civilian can receive in the USA. .
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^ The studio is based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where there is now a Fred Rogers Studio in honor of Fred himself.
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outside WQED studios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • In 1969, Mr. Rogers appeared before Congress to oppose Richard Nixon's budget cutbacks for Public Broadcasting Service.[32]
  • .
  • In 1973, Rogers was the commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.^ Lesley (August 13th, 2008 at 6:08 pm) I started my education with Mr. Rogers in Pre School and ended my education with Mr. Rogers as he was the speaker at my college graduation.
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    ^ Dean, at the Medical College in Castleton, Vt., in the office of Dr. William M. Huntington, in Rochester, and at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, from which he gradu- ated in medicine in 18G2.
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    ^ When I graduated from UConn in 1991 Fred was our commencement speaker.
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    [citation needed]
  • In 1981, he appeared on Sesame Street. .Big Bird appeared on Neighborhood soon after.^ Big Bird himself also appeared in one episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
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    .October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • In 1987, Rogers was initiated as an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, the national fraternity for men of music.^ She was a member of Alpha Chapter, Alpha Phi sorority, the First Baptist Church of Medina and a past president of the Medina Tuesday Club.

    ^ Russ Rogers Says: October 30th, 2008 at 2:09 am Growing up with the name “Rogers,” I would sometimes get teased by kids at school.
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    ^ He was a member at the Knights of Columbus, men's fraternal organization of the Catholic church and was chaplain of that body.

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  • In 1992, Rogers received a George Foster Peabody Award "in recognition of 25 years of beautiful days in the neighborhood."[citation needed]
  • In May 1992, Rogers gave the commencement speech at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an hour outside of Pittsburgh, PA.[34]
  • In 1996, Korn included a song titled "Mr. Rogers" on their second album, Life Is Peachy.
  • On May 11, 1996, Rogers gave the commencement speech at North Carolina State University.[35]
  • .
  • In 1999, Rogers was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.^ "We only have one life to live on earth," Rogers said after being inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The US television Hall of Fame inducted its 1st class.
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    ^ In 1999 it was given a Grammy Hall of Fame award.
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  • .
  • On May 8, 1999, Rogers gave the commencement address at Westminster Choir College.^ Coincidentally, it was 50 years to the day, according to Mr. Rogers himself, that he stood at that same podium and gave his commencement speech.
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    ^ One of my all-time favorite quotes is from a commencement address Mr. Rogers gave at Dartmouth: .
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    .In particular, he told the graduating musicians about his early career as a composer.^ She told me about it, that when he became too interested, she stopped seeing him, when she realized he had marriage on his mind, that she could not care for him in that way at all.
    • The Cherry Hill-Poplar Springs-Reid Community in Calhoun County, Mississippi, Second Edition, by Monette Morgan Young, 2000 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Original source]

    At this time he was bestowed the honorary degree Doctor of Humanities.[37]
  • In May 1999, Rogers gave the commencement address at Marist College.[38]
  • .
  • On May 6, 2000, Rogers gave the commencement address at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.^ Coincidentally, it was 50 years to the day, according to Mr. Rogers himself, that he stood at that same podium and gave his commencement speech.
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    ^ One of my all-time favorite quotes is from a commencement address Mr. Rogers gave at Dartmouth: .
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    ^ As part of this fall's One Book One University program, which is focusing on Shakespeare 's Othello , Soyinka gave a talk on " Othello's Dominion, the Immigrant's Domain ," this evening.

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  • .
  • In May 2001, Rogers was given an Honorary Doctor of Letters and delivered the commencement address at Middlebury College.^ Kennedy Center Honors Salute of 1992 (it should be noted that Rogers made more than 70 films, not counting film shorts) She also received a honorary doctorate of fine arts from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1972.
    • Ginger Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.tcmdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Sammy Vance had sons J. W. (Jim) and Campbell (I guess that he may have been delivered by Dr. Campbell, babies were often named after the doctor who delivered them, but that may not be true.
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    ^ Admiral Michael Mullen is expected to deliver an address before the U.S. Naval War College, one of his first major speeches since his nomination this month.
    • Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | 7 to 7: Projo's daily news blog 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.beloblog.com [Source type: News]

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  • .
  • In May 2001, Rogers delivered the commencement address at Marquette University.^ One of my all-time favorite quotes is from a commencement address Mr. Rogers gave at Dartmouth: .
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  • .
  • In 2002, Rogers gave the commencement address at Dartmouth College, his alma mater.^ Coincidentally, it was 50 years to the day, according to Mr. Rogers himself, that he stood at that same podium and gave his commencement speech.
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    ^ Rogers moved from Dartmouth to Rollins College to pursue his studies in music.
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    ^ One of my all-time favorite quotes is from a commencement address Mr. Rogers gave at Dartmouth: .
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  • In April 2002 Mr. Rogers received the PNC Commonwealth award in Mass Communications at the Hotel Dupont in Wilmington, DE
  • On July 9, 2002, Fred Rogers received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to children's education. ."Fred Rogers has proven that television can soothe the soul and nurture the spirit and teach the very young", said President George W. Bush at the presentation.^ President Bush said here today.

    ^ Fred Rogers was a kind, gentle soul.
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    ^ First, everyone in the store old/young, black/white, didn't matter stopped as was "That's Mr. Rogers" Next, he was as kind and polite in person as he was on television.
    • FARK.com: (4751214) WQED studio renamed after Fred Rogers, and to celebrate, they reassembled and opened his neighborhood to the public for the weekend. Won't you be his neighbor? 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • In January 2003, a month before his death, Rogers was a grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade, serving with Art Linkletter and Bill Cosby.^ Following Fred Rogers' death in 2003, the Monroeville Mall built an indoor playground for children shorter than 46" (116.84 cm) to play on.
    • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 All Posts .
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    ^ Hidden bombs remained the single biggest killer, and more deaths occurred throughout Iraq from such devices in October than in any previous month but one.

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  • On March 4, 2003, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Resolution 111 honoring Rogers for "his legendary service to the improvement of the lives of children, his steadfast commitment to demonstrating the power of compassion, and his dedication to spreading kindness through example ."[45]
  • On March 5, 2003 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Resolution 16 to commemorate the life of Fred Rogers.[46]
    • "Through his spirituality and placid nature, Mr. Rogers was able to reach out to our nation's children and encourage each of them to understand the important role they play in their communities and as part of their families", Santorum said. "More importantly, he did not shy away from dealing with difficult issues of death and divorce but rather encouraged children to express their emotions in a healthy, constructive manner, often providing a simple answer to life's hardships."
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Rogers meeting with President George W. Bush in 2002.
  • The 215th (2003) General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an overture "to observe a memorial time for the Reverend Fred M. Rogers". [47]
    • "The Reverend Fred Rogers, a member of the Presbytery of Pittsburgh, as host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood since 1968, had a profound effect on the lives of millions of people across the country through his ministry to children and families.^ Photographs – Fred Rogers with children .
      • Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Archives 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.library.pitt.edu [Source type: General]

      ^ She was an active and devoted member of the Presbyterian Church.

      ^ Photographs – Fred Rogers with family .
      • Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Archives 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.library.pitt.edu [Source type: General]

      .Mister Rogers promoted and supported Christian values in the public media with his demonstration of unconditional love.^ Sad but true, the Public Broadcasting Service, better known as PBS, has decided to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood .
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      ^ In 1954, at Pittsburgh's WQED, the nation's first public television station, Rogers developed "The Children's Corner," a prototype for "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" that was the birthplace for several of the Neighborhood's puppets.

      ^ To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now,” Mister Rogers once said.
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      .His ability to communicate with children and to help them understand and deal with difficult questions in their lives will be greatly missed."
  • The asteroid 26858 Misterrogers is named after Rogers.^ I will miss Mr. Rogers greatly.
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    ^ A story teller of extraordinary ability, Mr. Rogers kept alive many of the epic events of the community.

    ^ Once upon a time, a man named Fred Rogers decided that he wanted to live in heaven.
    • Pittsburgh in Words - Can You Say ... 'Hero'? by Tom Junod 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC pittsburghinwords.org [Source type: Original source]

    This naming, by the International Astronomical Union, was announced on May 2, 2003 by the director of the Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium & Observatory at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. .The science center worked with Rogers' Family Communications, Inc.^ Materials produced by Fred Rogers Correspondence Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (MRN) programs Scripts, props, and other materials used in the production and promotion of MRN Books, records, and other publications produced by Fred Rogers or his production group, Family Communications Inc.
    • Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Archives 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.library.pitt.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Lately, a traveling "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" exhibit, developed by the Pittsburgh Children's Museum and Rogers' Family Communications company, has been making the rounds of children's museums.

    ^ I am also fortunate enough to work at a company that has an grieving center for adults and children, and Fred Rogers is and always will be the Honorary Chairman.
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    to produce a .planetarium show for preschoolers called "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", which plays at planetariums across the United States.^ In 1969, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" began airing on PBS stations across the United States.

    ^ Mister Rogers and a model of the Neighborhood.
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    ^ PBS to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood!
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    [citation needed]
  • In September 2003, Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania) announced it would establish The Fred M. Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media[1].
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A sweater worn by Rogers, on display in the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History.
^ Rogers' Neighborhood" presented his sweater to the Smithsonian Institution.
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^ One of Rogers' sweaters now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution , a testament to the cultural influence of his simple daily ritual.
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^ "The red sweater, knitted by his late mother, was donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History by Fred Rogers on Nov.
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.(Photo by Rudi Riet)
  • The Smithsonian Institution displays one of Mister Rogers' sweaters, which was knitted by his mother.^ Rogers' Neighborhood" presented his sweater to the Smithsonian Institution.
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    ^ Mister Rogers is basically an institution.
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    ^ Every one of the cardigans he wore on the show had been hand-knit by his mother.” .
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  • .
  • The Municipality of Monroeville, a town east of Pittsburgh, erected a playground inside the Monroeville Mall.^ Following Fred Rogers' death in 2003, the Monroeville Mall built an indoor playground for children shorter than 46" (116.84 cm) to play on.
    • Boston University School of Theology Archives 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

    .It was built in honor of the famous Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and is located in front of the Macy's department store building.^ Photographs – Neighborhood of Make-Believe puppets .
    • Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Archives 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.library.pitt.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Take me to the neighborhood of make believe!
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    ^ Wouldn’t she know that the Neighborhood of Make-Believe’s royal family was King Friday, Queen Sarah Saturday, and Prince Tuesday?
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    .Mall officials decided to christen it the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Playspace.^ Photographs – Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood guests .
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    ^ PBS to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood!
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    ^ Sad but true, the Public Broadcasting Service, better known as PBS, has decided to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood .
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    The playground opened in 2004, while the mall was being renovated. .When the mall opened in 1969 (the year after Mister Rogers Neighborhood first aired), the water fountain was located in that area.^ They took Mister Rogers neighborhood off the air where I live.
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    ^ Photographs – Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood guests .
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    ^ Please help keep “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on the air!
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    .October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] One of his shirts is also on display in a case outside the playground.
  • Singer/Songwriter Loudon Wainwright III sang tenderly of his grief upon hearing the news of Rogers' death in the song "Hank and Fred" from the 2005 record Here Come the Choppers.^ It has a dozen songs written by Fred Rogers, covered by contemporary singers.
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    ^ Loudon Wainwright III wrote a song about the day he died.
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    ^ The day Mr. Rogers died I was driving my car when I heard it on NPR. (Like Loudon Wainwright III, look up his song “Hank and Fred” on iTunes.
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    [citation needed]
  • In 2006, the Pittsburgh-based Sprout Fund sponsored a mural, "Interpretations of Oakland," by John Laidacker that featured Mr. Rogers.[48]
  • In October 2008, The Rogers Center was dedicated on the campus of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. The dedication of this new conference center took place at the beginning of the Homecoming Weekend at St. Vincent.[2]
  • On November 7-8, Mr. McFeely gave public tours of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe set, at the WQED studios, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. .He gave autographs, and pictures for the fans who came to see King Friday's castle, X and Hennrietta's tree, lady Elaine's museum go round, Grandpere's eiffle tower, a small replica of Daniel's clock, and a toy version of the famous Neighborhood Trolley.^ Lady Elaine: Okay, Trolley, stop.
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    ^ Museum-Go-Round and all.
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    ^ Lady Elaine: Come and see what all is done.
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  47. ^ : Presbyterian Church (USA) 215th General Assembly Overture 03-36. On a Memorial Minute for Fred Rogers
  48. ^ thisishappening: 2006 Sprout Public Art Mural Kickoff Event Schedule
  49. ^ http://www.wqed.org/pressroom/releases/mister-rogers-neighborhood-of-make-believe-public-studio-tours-scheduled-for-november-7-amp-8/

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  • This is what I give. .I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique.^ I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique.
    • Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: General]
    • American Rhetoric: Mr. Rogers - Testimony Before the U.S. Senate on Funding for PBS 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I gave an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique.
    • Comfort Zone | Article 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.hsperson.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I wanted his advice about a career in children's television, and it was a surprise to me to hear him encourage me to go on to graduate school -- in child development!
    • Applause Online | WHYY 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.whyy.org [Source type: General]

    .I end each program by saying, 'You've made this day a special day by just your being you.^ Be firm...you made your decision.

    ^ I end the program by saying, "You've made this day a special day, by just your being you.
    • American Rhetoric: Mr. Rogers - Testimony Before the U.S. Senate on Funding for PBS 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You make my day such a special day by just you being yourself.
    • Online NewsHour: In Memorium: Fred Rogers -- February 27, 2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

    .There's no person in the whole world like you.^ There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are."
    • Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You are a very special person because there is only one like you in the whole world.
    • Lawrence Schneider :: Related Infor - Mr. Rogers' Advice 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.lawrenceschneider.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "There was only one person in the whole world like Mister Rogers.
    • Archived: Statement on Death of Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.ed.gov [Source type: General]

    .And I like you just the way you are.'^ He told us always to remember: "I like you just the way you are."
    • The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: General]

    ^ I like you just the way you are."
    • Mister Rogers Tribute 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.robrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I like you just the way you are."
    • Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service.^ There’s no person in the whole world like you and I like you just the way you are.’ And I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health.
    • A Few Unoriginal Observations about Mister Rogers | Thingamababy 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.thingamababy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service."
    • Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service.
    • Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: General]

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    • Testimony before U.S. Senate committee, May 1, 1969.^ Rogers before a Senate committee in 1969, speaking in favor of funding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which President Nixon wanted to cut.
      • Generations@Work » Blog Archive » So, it’s Fred’s Fault! 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.generationsatwork.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In 1969, Fred Rogers went before the U.S. Senate to ask that funding for PBS not be cut from $20 million to the $10 million that Nixon wanted to lower it to.
      • Star Wars: Message Boards: Mr. Rogers vs. Washington 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC forums.starwars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ In 1969, before he was a TV icon, Rogers appeared before a Senate Subcommittee on Communications, arguing for a large grant for public television that seemed would never escape committee with the necessary support.
      • Comfort Zone | Article 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.hsperson.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Featured in Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor (television documentary), 2003.
  • You know, I think everybody longs to be loved, and longs to know that he or she is lovable.^ APPRECIATION Fred Rogers' 1928-2003 .
    • APPRECIATION / Fred Rogers' 1928-2003 / They're mourning in the neighborhood 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Fred Rogers: Can you say Hero .
    • Fred Rogers: Can you say Hero 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thedqtimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fred Rogers, 1928-2003 .
    • Current.org | Fred Rogers, 1928-2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC current.org [Source type: General]

    .And, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they're loved and capable of loving.^ They're also increased military capabilities.

    ^ And the greatest thing we can do is let somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving."
    • Oakland: People: Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.clpgh.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Pretty much everybody who worked with Fred thought it was a good idea that kids -- all people -- should know that they're worth loving, no matter what.
    • Michelle Pilecki: Misunderstanding Mister Rogers 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

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    • Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor (television documentary), 2003.
  • Yes, when I was here the first word of the alma mater was 'Men…Men of Dartmouth, give a rouse…' Well, now the first word is 'Dear.'^ Yes, Fred Rogers really was like that.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers.1928-2003 |  U.S. News & World News Digest |USNEWSLINK | � 2003 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.usnewslink.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Words & music: Fred McFeely Rogers .
    • I'm glad I'm the way I am. Small World Enterprises, Inc., employer for hire of Fred McFeely Rogers (music) & Josie Carey, pseud. of (Josephine Vicari Massucci) (words) - song, music - Copyright Info 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ APPRECIATION Fred Rogers' 1928-2003 .
    • APPRECIATION / Fred Rogers' 1928-2003 / They're mourning in the neighborhood 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

    .Some things change for the better.^ Things have changed some since then.
    • Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT & Hatfield, MA 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.gravesfa.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Some things ne’er change.
    • “Buckman Rogers”, by Vixyy Fox 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC anthrozine.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some things change for the better.
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space.^ In a commencement speech at Dartmouth College in 2002, he said, “Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space.
    • Laura Erickson's Tribute to Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.lauraerickson.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Okay, best Mr. Rogers quote ever is in his speech to Dartmouth: "Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space.
    • Be more Tuned In: WPT Be more Tuned In Podcast -- David Newell a.k.a. Mr. McFeely... 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.wpt.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space.
    • mental_floss Blog » 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • mental_floss Blog » 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Every one of us is a part of that jewel.^ Every one of us is a part of that jewel–a facet of that jewel.
    • mental_floss Blog » 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • mental_floss Blog » 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Every one of us is a part of that jewel.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Laura Erickson's Tribute to Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.lauraerickson.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And God bless us, every one!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    A facet of that jewel. .And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal.^ And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal.
    • Be more Tuned In: WPT Be more Tuned In Podcast -- David Newell a.k.a. Mr. McFeely... 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.wpt.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • mental_floss Blog » 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • mental_floss Blog » 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal.* We are intimately related.” .
    • Laura Erickson's Tribute to Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.lauraerickson.com [Source type: General]

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  • Well, what is essential about you?^ Rogers' Commencement Speech for the Dartmouth College class of 2002 .
    • Fred Rogers@Everything2.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]
    • Fred Rogers@Everything2.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Well, what is essential about you?
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers on Boethius, Saint-Exupery and Yo-Yo Ma 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thehypertexts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Well, you can do something about that, you can turn it off.
    • Comfort Zone | Article 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.hsperson.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And who are those who have helped you become the person that you are?^ And who are those who have helped you become the person that you are?
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers on Boethius, Saint-Exupery and Yo-Yo Ma 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thehypertexts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was one of those 'Who do you amount to?'

    ^ He firmly believes in "holy ground," which he describes as "the space between the person who is offering his or her best and how the Holy Spirit can translate that to help another person in need."

    .Anyone who has ever graduated from a college, anyone who has ever been able to sustain a good work, has had at least one person and often many who have believed in him or her.^ Not many people believed him.
    • Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT & Hatfield, MA 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.gravesfa.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ He's working towards socialism, and good for him.
    • Daily Kos: The poor must remain poor 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anyone who has ever graduated from a college, anyone who has ever been able to sustain a good work, has had at least one person and often many who have believed in him or her.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers on Boethius, Saint-Exupery and Yo-Yo Ma 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thehypertexts.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We just don't get to be competent human beings without a lot of different investments from others.^ Not just as a fighter -- as a human being as well."
    • Hawaii Martial Arts News & Rumors - Dedicated to Hawaii-Specific Martial Arts News & Rumors 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.onzuka.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So consequently we can be in a relationship with other human beings.
    • Highmark Caring Place : Information : Fred Rogers Remarks At the Dedication of the Caring Place in Erie 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.highmarkcaringplace.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We just don't get to be competent human beings without a lot of different investments from others.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers on Boethius, Saint-Exupery and Yo-Yo Ma 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thehypertexts.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch.^ You can say what you will about his politics.
    • ECTOPLASMOSIS! » Fox News: You’re Not Special and Mr. Rogers Was An Evil Man 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.ectomo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hopefully somebody sees what I’m talking about.
    • ECTOPLASMOSIS! » Fox News: You’re Not Special and Mr. Rogers Was An Evil Man 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.ectomo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I can't wait to hear more from you on this blog.

    .That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive.^ All conservatives do those things, so you do to.
    • Think Progress » Fox News: ‘Blame Mr. Rogers!’ 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive."
    • Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers on Boethius, Saint-Exupery and Yo-Yo Ma 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thehypertexts.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed."^ A boss is more than a person in power.
    • Lawrence Schneider :: Related Infor - Mr. Rogers' Advice 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.lawrenceschneider.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers on Boethius, Saint-Exupery and Yo-Yo Ma 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thehypertexts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” Whether we are a Resplendent Quetzal or a sparrow, a hummingbird or an eagle, let’s follow his example and keep Mr. Rogers’ spirit alive and our planet neighborhood filled with beautiful days.
    • Laura Erickson's Tribute to Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.lauraerickson.com [Source type: General]

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  • "I believe that appreciation is a holy thing, that when we look for what's best in the person we happen to be with at the moment, we're doing what God does; so in appreciating our neighbor, we're participating in something truly sacred.^ Rogers' Commencement Speech for the Dartmouth College class of 2002 .
    • Fred Rogers@Everything2.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]
    • Fred Rogers@Everything2.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!"
    • Lifes_Journeys_With_Mister_Rogers 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC janetboyer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He firmly believes in "holy ground," which he describes as "the space between the person who is offering his or her best and how the Holy Spirit can translate that to help another person in need."

    .
  • Vermont is a small state which makes an enormous difference.^ Fred Rogers Center From a commencement address Fred Rogers delivered at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 20, 2001 December 21, 2009 at 5:54am .
    • Fred Rogers Center | Facebook 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The state has consistently decreased its share of school costs over the past five years, leaving local property tax payers to make up the difference.
    • Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | 7 to 7: Projo's daily news blog 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.beloblog.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Fred Rogers Center From a commencement address Fred Rogers delivered at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 20, 2001 December 7, 2009 at 5:52am .
    • Fred Rogers Center | Facebook 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

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  • It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls.^ It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers on Boethius, Saint-Exupery and Yo-Yo Ma 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thehypertexts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE May 2001 .
    • Fred Rogers, Honorary Doctor of Letters 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.middlebury.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Achievment: "It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls.
    • Andrew Shapter: The Tao Of Mister Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is good stuff.^ It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is good stuff."
    • Andrew Shapter: The Tao Of Mister Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our lives from which we make our choices is very good stuff.
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers 2002 Commencement Address at Dartmouth College 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.dartmouth.edu [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Fred Rogers' Dartmouth Commencement Address 2002 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.indigo.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Fred McFeely Rogers on Boethius, Saint-Exupery and Yo-Yo Ma 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.thehypertexts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He was just someone who was immediately trustworthy, and as a kid he was an adult we could look to and know that he would tell us the truth and try to ease our fears.
    • eSoup : The Top 7 Ways Mister Rogers Changed The World 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.esoupblog.com [Source type: General]
    • The Top 7 Ways Mister Rogers Changed The World - eSoup 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.esoupblog.com [Source type: General]

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  • It's our insides that make us who we are, that allow us to dream and wonder and feel for others.^ COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE May 2001 .
    • Fred Rogers, Honorary Doctor of Letters 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.middlebury.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ In a commencement speech at Dartmouth College in 2002, he said, “Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space.
    • Laura Erickson's Tribute to Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.lauraerickson.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When we act, our foreign policy reflects only what is best for us and our home, and does not anticipate the needs of those who are both literally and symbolically our neighbors.
    • 2 Walls Webzine - anti-pop culture - Mr. Rogers: The Passing of a Legend 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC 2walls.com [Source type: Original source]

    That's what's essential. .That's what will always make the biggest difference in our world.^ He really made a difference in our world!
    • mental_floss Blog » 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • mental_floss Blog » 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The world has change with Google and Youtube, but our social institutional decision making is falling way behind.
    • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood free on Mars? - Project Virgle | Google Groups 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: General]
    • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood free on Mars? - Project Virgle | Google Groups 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In dance by (this) couple, we see our world and what it is possible to make of its spaces – in the light of such movements we can find that our earthbound nature is made acceptable, even delicious.
    • History of Musical Film 1930s: Part III - Astaire & Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.musicals101.com [Source type: General]

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  • Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we aren't perfect.^ He gives us a complex because he's too perfect.
    • Fred Astaire - Wikiquote 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE May 2001 .
    • Fred Rogers, Honorary Doctor of Letters 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.middlebury.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ You listen, and as strange as it may sound to those who roamed too far away from home, you grow a little more, and possibly a little better.
    • Holly Yarbrough | Mister Rogers Swings! | CD Baby 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.cdbaby.com [Source type: General]

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  • If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of.^ God bless you, Mister Rogers.
    • WeissWrite: Mister Rogers: He wasn't edgy but he was sincere 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.weisswrite.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fred Rogers, Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, 1967 .
    • Fred Rogers Holiday Walk | Vertical Life Pgh 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.verticallifepgh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Rogers thought all campaigning was bunk.
    • Will Rogers - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC reid.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

    .There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.^ There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."
    • Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Quotes by Fred Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.gaia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Andrew Shapter: The Tao Of Mister Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."

    ^ There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.
    • Star Wars: Message Boards: Mr. Rogers Died 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC forums.starwars.com [Source type: General]

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  • As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has—or ever will have—something inside that is unique to all time.^ Each person is a unique human being with potential.
    • Lawrence Schneider :: Related Infor - Mr. Rogers' Advice 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.lawrenceschneider.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Know that there's something deep inside that helps us become what we can.
    • American Rhetoric: Mr. Rogers - Testimony Before the U.S. Senate on Funding for PBS 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fred Rogers, Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, 1967 .
    • Fred Rogers Holiday Walk | Vertical Life Pgh 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.verticallifepgh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.^ It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.

    ^ It's our job to  encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its  expression.
    • WJFF - Folk Plus - 03/01/03 - Mr Rogers, finding goodness: neighbourhoods 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.wjffradio.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.
    • Star Wars: Message Boards: Mr. Rogers Died 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC forums.starwars.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Justice is taking care of those who aren't able to take care of themselves.^ Fred Rogers, Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, 1967 .
    • Fred Rogers Holiday Walk | Vertical Life Pgh 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.verticallifepgh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Rogers thought all campaigning was bunk.
    • Will Rogers - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC reid.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

    ^ 'Mister Rogers' is outta the neighborhood .
    • 21Q: 'Mister Rogers' is outta the neighborhood 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.sacbee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • What do you think it is that drives people to want far more than they could ever use or need?^ It is far more visceral than that.
    • US_world09 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.vuw.ac.nz [Source type: News]

    ^ First, you must tell people more or less what you think they want to hear.

    ^ You've done more than you know!
    • Global Literacy in a Gutenberg Culture 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC lrs.ed.uiuc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I frankly think it's insecurity. .How do we let the world know that the trappings of this life are not the things that are ultimately important for being accepted?^ I know the important things."
    • Hawaii Martial Arts News & Rumors - Dedicated to Hawaii-Specific Martial Arts News & Rumors 1 February 2010 3:23 UTC www.onzuka.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Children cant be blamed for wars; the thing we adults can do is let our kids know that well protect and nourish them no matter what.
    • The My Hero Project - Fred M. Rogers 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The world according to Mister Rogers : important things to remember / Fred Rogers .
    • Wright State University Libraries /All Locations 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC wsuol2.wright.edu [Source type: Academic]

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  • Each one of us is special and it's because of who we are inside.^ "All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.
    • Fred Rogers@Everything2.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]
    • Fred Rogers@Everything2.com 9 January 2010 20:38 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Whether punkish or preppy, each and every one turned into a delighted four-year-old in the presence of the man who for so many years made them feel "special."
    • Michelle Pilecki: Misunderstanding Mister Rogers 9 October 2009 19:53 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But the audience needs to know who I am, not because the film's about me, but because the conflict in the film -- every good movie needs one -- is my conflict: being a PBS mind in an MTV world.

    We're all different and we all have something to offer our world.

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Fred Rogers with President George W. Bush

Fred Rogers (March 20 1928 - February 27 2003), was an American TV personality and Presbyterian minister. He was most famous for his pioneering show for young children, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which was originally produced from 1968 to 2001 and still airs on PBS to this day.

Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Dartmouth College, 1946; Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, B.A. in music, 1951; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Bachelor of Divinity, 1962. He married Sara Joanne Byrd in 1952 and had two sons: James Byrd and John Frederick. He worked as an assistant television producer and network floor director at NBC from 1951-53. He worked as a program planner, producer, writer, and performer at noncommercial station WQED in Pittsburgh, 1953-62; producer and television host for the Canadian Broadcasting Company in Toronto, Ontario, 1962-64;


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