50th Anniversary Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

When Fred Rogers first began performing everyday feats of gentle magic, he was mostly behind the scenes. “The Children’s Corner” was a live, weekday afternoon program on WQED written by Mr. Rogers and host Josie Carey. Not yet the face of his groundbreaking program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” this Mr. Rogers was a workhorse, voicing puppets, penning scripts, composing and playing...

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‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ turns 50

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Fifty years ago on Monday, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered nationwide, a show that has gone on to teach generations of children the importance of kindness, curiosity, self-worth and empathy. EARLY LIFE Rogers was born on March 20, 1928, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. At times his childhood was lonely, but it was during those early years that...

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David Bianculli: Celebrating ‘Mister Rogers’ Neigborhood’ 50 Years Later

There may not be a better neighbor than Fred Rogers. The beloved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, famous for its host changing out of his coat and shoes and putting on a comfy sweater and slippers, celebrates its 50th anniversary on February 19. In an era when much of children’s TV was manic, derivative or cartoonishly violent, Rogers stood out like a calm,...

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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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Carrying Fred Rogers’ Legacy Forward in the Digital Age

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College and the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute are pleased to announce the release of the highlights from a forthcoming research report Technology and Interactive Media for Young Children: A Whole Child Approach Connecting the Vision of Fred Rogers with Research and Practice authored by...

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Neighborhood Music Visits Program Helps Children Learn About the Power of Music

Paige Krempasky of Belle Vernon blew into the mouthpiece of her euphonium while more than a dozen preschoolers took turns pressing its valves. As they gained confidence exploring the large brass instrument, the Westmoreland Community Action Head Start students created an increasingly complex string of notes. “You kind of played a song,” Krempasky told her excited young audience at the Westmoreland...

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Fred Rogers Display Update Coincides with Unity Center’s Anniversary

Those who stop at the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce's The Neighborhood Visitor and Information Center on Route 30 in Unity will notice that a display dedicated to children's television pioneer Fred Rogers no longer includes one of the trademark red zippered sweaters he wore on “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” [q_button type='normal_button' size='medium' text='READ MORE' icon_pack='font_awesome' fa_icon='' fe_icon='' icon_color='' link='http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11872214-74/rogers-center-fred'...

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Fred Rogers Statue Unveiled in Latrobe

With tears in her eyes, Nancy Rogers Crozier hugged the newly-unveiled statue of her late brother and proudly proclaimed that he was home. “It really is my brother,” Crozier told more than 100 people who watched Saturday in downtown Latrobe as she sat next to the lifelike bronze statue of Fred McFeely Rogers. “It's really thrilling,” she said minutes later. “The little...

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Five SVC Freshmen Named Fred Rogers Scholars

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College inducted five freshmen as Fred Rogers Scholars at the sixth annual dinner and program hosted by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president, at the Fred M. Rogers Center Oct. 28. The inductees, from left, are Melissa Koshute of Beaver, a marketing major; Casey Kalp of Mount Pleasant, a biology major; Marisa Maicke of Germantown, Maryland,...

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