Fred Rogers’ Family Keeps the Legacy of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ Alive with a Candid New Documentary

In the 15 years since her husband’s death, Joanne Rogers has figured out a way to make do on her own. For a good while, she continued to play music — she was a professional concert duo-pianist — but had to give it up when the arthritis in her hands “got mad.” But she still loves classical music, and relishes her visits to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. And she reads a lot; her most recent favorite was Amor Towles’ novel “A Gentleman in Moscow.” (“It’s charming. You should Google that if you’re interested.”) Of course, she still misses the man behind “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

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  • Sylvia / 1 July 2018 1:52

    I just had the pleasure of seeing this documentary. It was a wonderful tribute and insight into the driving force behind the man. I admit it made me cry. When asked why I was crying all I could say through my tears was…Mr Rogers was my friend. Thank you for making this movie, as someone who was touched by his life’s work and has a heart for young children.

  • Penny / 9 July 2018 2:06

    Oh my goodness, I just saw the documentary and was deeply touched, it stirred my soul, and had a profound impact. The production team of this documentary developed a wonderful tribute to Mr. Rogers. I think everyone should see this documentary. Well Done!

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