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 of the most important figures of the 20th century, Fred became a universally trusted voice for children and families. Fred used his unique talents as a musician, composer, puppeteer, telecommunicator, student of human development, and even as an ordained minister, to carefully craft Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a program that attended to the unique needs of its young viewers.


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  • Mary / 28 March 2018 7:30

    Thank you for all you gave to children & adults.

  • Henne / 7 May 2018 6:21

    When I’m feeling down, I look up Mr. Rogers. He always seemed to know just what to say.

  • Ellen Murphy / 10 June 2018 9:15

    I love you Mister Rogers–you were indeed my childhood friend.I saw the documentary on you yesterday in Boston.One of the things I regret never doing was that I never wrote to you.I didn’t know that you answered every single one of your fan letters.Imagine Mister Rogers sending you a letter!Im 50 I sure could have used a letter from Mister Rogers right about now.

  • Claudine Johns / 14 July 2018 2:08

    You have always held a dear place in my heart Mr Rogers. I have loved you for as long as I can remember and I’m 48 years old. I have wanted to sit down and ask you so many questions growing up like all the kids in the neighborhood. Thank you for everything you do. I’m truly grateful and thankful for the beautiful blessing you are. You are such an inspiration. If your ever in the neighborhood please don’t hesitate to come on over ❤️❤️❤️

  • Cynthia A. Ivancic / 22 July 2018 1:02

    What a gift you were and continue to be to the world. As a teacher, I continue to learn from you even today, and feel blest your documentary has brought your wisdom and guidance back into my life.
    Cindy Ivancic