Thursday, March 14, 2013

85 yrs ago - Fred Rogers

Eighty-five years ago on March 20th, children’s public television pioneer Fred Rogers was born. The Presbyterian minister hosted the famous PBS show “Mister Rogers Neighborhood”. The long-running children’s program is where puppets and human characters interacted in the neighborhood of make-believe. Rogers voiced many of the puppets and educated young viewers on a variety of important subjects. Almost 1,000 episodes were produced over the history of the show.  Each episode began the same way, with Mister Rogers coming home and singing his theme song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and changing into sneakers and a zippered cardigan sweater. We have many of Fred Rogers’ books, episodes of the show and even a CD of songs from the neighborhood. Also in our DVD collection is the award-winning documentary “Mister Rogers and Me”.

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