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A Tribute to Mr Rogers
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!
Mister Rogers DVDs
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 :)