‘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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Fred Rogers Display Update Coincides with Unity Center’s Anniversary

Those who stop at the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce's The Neighborhood Visitor and Information Center on Route 30 in Unity will notice that a display dedicated to children's television pioneer Fred Rogers no longer includes one of the trademark red zippered sweaters he wore on “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” In an update of the exhibit, to be unveiled...

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Fred Rogers Statue Unveiled in Latrobe

With tears in her eyes, Nancy Rogers Crozier hugged the newly-unveiled statue of her late brother and proudly proclaimed that he was home. “It really is my brother,” Crozier told more than 100 people who watched Saturday in downtown Latrobe as she sat next to the lifelike bronze statue of Fred McFeely Rogers. “It's really thrilling,” she said minutes later. “The little...

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Five SVC Freshmen Named Fred Rogers Scholars

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College inducted five freshmen as Fred Rogers Scholars at the sixth annual dinner and program hosted by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president, at the Fred M. Rogers Center Oct. 28. The inductees, from left, are Melissa Koshute of Beaver, a marketing major; Casey Kalp of Mount Pleasant, a biology major; Marisa Maicke of Germantown, Maryland,...

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