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A Tribute to Mr Rogers

Updated on March 28, 2015

Remembering Mr. Rogers

Fred McFeely Rogers, more commonly known as Mister Rogers was the host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, a children TV show in production from 1968 to 2001.

I loved watching his show because it always made me feel good. Mr. Rogers was a kind, patient, and loving gentleman. Whenever I was feeling down, I watched him and I immediately felt better. There was something in his demeanor and the comforting words he said that conveyed the message that everything would be ok. All was well.

I loved seeing him change into a more casual attire (although not casual enough by my standard :) ) and feed the fish.

I loved going on a field trip with Mr. Rogers to an establishment in the neighborhood where we learned about many interesting things and met other kind folks.

Oh yes, of course, there was the magical red Trolley and the Neighborhood of Make Believe full of fascinating characters.

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood. Yes, indeed, every day is a beautiful day in this beautiful world we live in, and Mr. Rogers shared that beauty with so many children and adults alike. He was America's greatest neighbor.

The picture shown above is of Fred Rogers with President George W. Bush in the White House Blue Room before an early childhood education event in the East Room on April 3, 2002. Later in the same year he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to children's education.

Picture source: Wikipedia

Trivia about Mr. Rogers

How well do you know Fred Rogers?

Did you know that he...

  • was red-green color blind?

  • appeared before Congress in 1969 to oppose President Nixon's budget cut for Public Broadcasting Service?

  • played a preacher on an episode of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman?

  • supported the use of VCR to record TV shows to be watched later by families?

  • appeared on Sesame Street in 1981?

Video of Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Trolley - Take a trip down memory lane

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood... a beautifully crafted replica of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Trolley. Finely detailed wooden trolley comes with 4-wooden pieces for play: King Friday, Queen Sara, Daniel Tiger, and 1 blank to draw your own character. The Classic Trolley makes a great desktop conversation piece about the Neighborhood and all the good things it stands for. Guess what? It can be personalized, and it has a lifetime guarantee!

Hi neighbor! Would you like to share your thoughts on Mister Rogers and his neighborhood? Be a good neighbor and let me know you came to visit :)

The Neighborhood Guestbook

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      aidenw 4 years ago from USA

      @Kim Milai: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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      Kim Milai 4 years ago

      Mister Rogers is my hero. Thank you for such interesting information about him.

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      Jack Ori 4 years ago

      I try to carry on Mr. Rogers' legacy by living everything I learned on his show as a child. I'm so glad that there are some episodes available on Amazon and PBSKids.org.

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      jdwheeler 6 years ago

      i always enjoyed the jazzy music on the show.

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      Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you for the trip down memory lane. I loved Mr. Rogers when I was little. In school, my teachers used to put his program on so that we would watch while the teachers caught up on grading (like we didn't know that's what they were doing!). Thumbs up!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great page. I found this when I ran across a website full of Mr. Rogers Quotes. In case you haven't seen it. http://www.snappynewday.com Nice work spreading the love.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A great tribute for a wonderful man who will live on forever in all our neighborhoods!

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      Oh yes, Mr. Rogers was an icon -- and still is.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Won't you be my neighbor? :) He was a great guy. Nice tribute!

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Very interesting and thanks for sharing - I didn't know about him but he sounds like a great character

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      Gamganny 7 years ago

      It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood with a wonderful lens!! LOVED Mr. Rodgers!!!