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Fred Rogers-Harvard Partnership Focuses on Adult-Child Interactions

The Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College is working with Harvard College’s Graduate School of Education to promote adult-child relationships in early learning. The new three-year collaboration continues a partnership between Dana Winters, assistant professor of child and family studies at Saint Vincent, and Junlei Li, former co-director of the Fred Rogers Center. Li now is the Saul Zaentz...

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Love Thy Neighbor

“Stronger Than Hate” became a rallying cry to unify Pittsburgh in the aftermath of devastating tragedy. Nevertheless, divisions persist in western Pennsylvania just as they do in communities throughout America. Our own Dr. Dana Winters was featured on WTAE-TV Pittsburgh in a segment entitled "Love Thy Neighbor." See how the Simple Interactions approach encourages connections, and hear Dr. Winters' own...

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Fred Rogers Doc Set for Free Screening at Saint Vincent

A free screening of the acclaimed Fred Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” is set for March 25 on the Saint Vincent College campus in Unity. The public is invited to view the film at 6 p.m. in the Fred M. Rogers Center. The center houses the archive of the iconic children’s television host from Latrobe and supports development...

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Celebrate Fred Rogers’ Birthday

When spring officially arrives on March 20, there will be yet another cause for celebration. It would have been the 91st birthday of Fred Rogers, the late Latrobe native and children’s television icon, and the perfect time to explore his life and legacy at area stops along The Fred Rogers Trail. Saint Vincent College One stop that shouldn’t be missed is the Fred Rogers Center...

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New Program to Help Grief-Stricken Children in Westmoreland County

From school shootings to last month’s synagogue shooting, drug overdoses to the war casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, the reality of death is never far away from children. When Excela Health Home Care & Hospice started exploring ways to help grieving children, it turned to the man who once devoted an entire episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to the death...

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack Took Place In Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

The mass shooting that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend took place in the city's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, where Fred Rogers lived while making his children's show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Rogers grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and moved to Squirrel Hill when he got married. He enjoyed the community's diversity, says Roberta Schomburg,...

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Took Place in Mr. Rogers’ Real-Life Neighborhood

Among the countless reasons the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue rocked the nation was the fact that it literally took place in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood.Images of Fred Rogers and variations of his heartwarming quotes, reminding people to seek out “the helpers” in times of crisis, often pop up on social media feeds following a national tragedy. But last Saturday, a gunman opened...

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The Synagogue Massacre Was Actually in Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood. What Would He Say?

The irony that the real-life neighborhood of Mister Rogers was the site of a hate-inspired mass shooting was lost on few people. Fred Rogers lived in and filmed “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in the historically Jewish Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, where an anti-Semite opened fire at a Saturday morning service in the Tree of Life synagogue, killing 11 worshipers. Two other...

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