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 will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Paul Guggenheimer of Primal Interviews and featuring David Bianculli, creator of TV Worth Watching and TV critic on NPR’s Fresh Air; Junlei Li, Fred Rogers Center’s co-director and Saint Vincent’s chair of early learning and children’s media; and Marge Petruska, retired program officer for children, youth and families at the Heinz Endowments.

For more information, visit Fred Rogers Center to air first ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’.


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