Bill on the Road: How to Find Mr. Rogers

Fred Rogers became a household name for his popular children’s television program which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018.  And while Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood left the PBS airwaves in 2001, generations of viewers still have fond memories of the soft spoken, kind, and thoughtful television “neighbor”.   A documentary and a feature film, both based on his life, are set to...

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Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast: Visiting the Fred Rogers Center

On episode 5 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast, we visit the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  Our special guest is Karen Struble Myers, Director of Development and Communications, who shares with us many wonderful stories about Fred and the great work the Center does throughout the...

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Q&A: Elizabeth Mahoney Revisits Mister Rogers’ Archives

The iconic children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” turned 50 Monday. The show, which was broadcast from 1968 to 2001, was filmed in Pittsburgh and hosted by the late Fred Rogers. In honor of the show’s 50th anniversary, assistant news editor Janine Faust sat down with Elizabeth Mahoney, former head of Pitt’s now-dissolved Information Sciences Library, about the show itself and her...

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50th Anniversary of ‘Mister Rogers’ Marked with Screening, Panel Talk

Fred Rogers has been gone since 2003, but his impact on children, families and even the medium that made him famous endures. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the national debut of his television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the facility that he helped plan, bears his name and continues on his legacy — Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning...

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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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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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