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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Kindness Bus Visits Fred Rogers Center

Bob Votruba, founder of One Million Acts of Kindness (www.onemillionactsofkindness.com), visited the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College on Oct. 6 in his “Kindness Bus.” Fred Rogers was a major influence on Votruba’s work and so he met with Emily Uhrin in the Fred Rogers Archive in the morning and with some of the Saint...

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Carrying Fred Rogers’ Legacy Forward in the Digital Age

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College and the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute are pleased to announce the release of the highlights from a forthcoming research report Technology and Interactive Media for Young Children: A Whole Child Approach Connecting the Vision of Fred Rogers with Research and Practice authored by...

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Neighborhood Music Visits Program Helps Children Learn About the Power of Music

Paige Krempasky of Belle Vernon blew into the mouthpiece of her euphonium while more than a dozen preschoolers took turns pressing its valves. As they gained confidence exploring the large brass instrument, the Westmoreland Community Action Head Start students created an increasingly complex string of notes. “You kind of played a song,” Krempasky told her excited young audience at the Westmoreland...

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