Author: FRC

New Beginnings

Mid-Autumn marks the traditional time of celebrating harvests around the world. For weeks and months now, each of us at the Center has been struck by the way Fred’s legacy has borne fruit more than half a century after it had begun. Along with our “older sibling,” Fred Rogers Productions, we have supported the development of the documentary “Won’t...

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Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

Summer is under way, and our students are on break. A gentle quietness has returned to the campus at Saint Vincent College, home of the Fred Rogers Center. It’s been a time of reflection for me as I deal with my post-cancer treatment. First, I want to give you a quick update on my health. I recently had my first...

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Here Are 5 Things You Might Not Know About Mister Rogers

"Won't you be my neighbor?" For 912 episodes, Fred Rogers asked this question of his young viewers — and for the entire run of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," our answer was a resounding, "Yes!" For generations of kids, Rogers was a model of friendliness, kindness and the importance of being earnest. His soothing voice, zip-up cardigan and sneakers made him approachable and welcome...

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Fred Rogers, Our Friend and Neighbor

It's been 50 years since "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" first went on the air – a television program for young children that treated them with respect, and helped them understand a complicated, often challenging world. Faith Salie looks back on the exceptional Fred Rogers, talking with his family and collaborators, and with filmmaker Morgan Neville, director of a new documentary, "Won't...

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Happy 90th Birthday Fred Rogers

For many of our regular readers, you know that one of my favorite social media features is “On this Day,” which is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on past years with my family. Today, I get to share a significant milestone with you. On this day, March 20, 1928, Fred McFeely Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. As arguably one...

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Fred Rogers Center Commemorates 50th Anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” with Screening, Discussion

Latrobe, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first national broadcast of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” by hosting a screening and panel discussion at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. The panel discussion will be moderated by...

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Fred Rogers Center to air first ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’

Feb. 19 is the 50th anniversary of the first “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” being broadcast on PBS. To mark the occasion, the Fred Rogers Center in the late Mr. Rogers’ hometown of Latrobe plans to screen that episode at 7 p.m. that Monday in the Fred M. Rogers Building at Saint Vincent College. The show originally aired on Monday, Feb. 19, 1968. The screening...

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Staying Connected June 2017

Another summer is upon us and for many of us it’s the time of year for family vacations and staycations. As a child, my family did not have the luxury to travel. We often stayed home in Brooklyn, or if we saved enough, we were able to splurge and take a Greyhound bus up to Massachusetts to see family friends. But...

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Staying Connected May 2017

Typically, this spot in the newsletter is reserved to promote the work of the Center, but I wanted to make a departure and share some news about our thought leading neighbors in the Pittsburgh region. Remake Learning Days will be held May 15 through May 26, and feature more than 350 events for families and professionals to experience how learning...

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