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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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Neighborly Ways to Celebrate

I’ve always thought of the March newsletter as special because March 20 was Fred’s birthday. This year, because it’s the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS, the U.S. Post Office is making his birthday even more memorable by releasing a Commemorative Forever postage stamp featuring a portrait of Fred in his signature red sweater with his royal puppet,...

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What Is Forever?

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the United States Postal Service will release a Mister Rogers forever stamp recognizing Fred Rogers as a beloved television neighbor. "In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what  eternity is made of – moments when we human beings can say "I love you," "I'm proud...

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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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