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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Life Lessons

You’ll probably be hearing a lot about Fred Rogers this month – and this year. That’s because February 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the first national PBS broadcast of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. As part of the celebration, during the week of February 26 PBS is pairing episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (inspired by Fred Rogers’ legacy) with Mister Rogers’...

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Anything Mentionable

Here at the Fred Rogers Center, we often discuss how to help families build stronger relationships, whether it’s through simple daily interactions, the use of technology, or the act of listening. However, when a personal health crisis changed my life, I had to think about what it really means to listen to your family, and in particular, your kids. In early December,...

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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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