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Apollo 15

After Al Worden Left NASA, He Moved to San Francisco and Became a Quasi-Hippie

Alfred Merrill Worden was an American test pilot, engineer, and NASA astronaut who piloted the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He was one of only 24 people to visit the Moon, orbiting it 74 times in the Command Module Endeavour. But did you know what happened to Worden after he decided to leave NASA? …

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Mister Rodgers

What is Special About Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood?

Fred Rogers produced and hosted Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a half-hour educational children’s television series that aired in the United States. Misterogers premiered on CBC Television in Canada on October 15, 1962. He returned to the United States in 1966, and on the regional Eastern Educational Television Network, he created Miste Rogers’ Neighborhood. On February 19, …

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Mr. Rogers loved to fart in public to amuse his wife when they attended boring parties or gatherings. According to Joanne Rogers, “He would just raise one cheek and he would look at me and smile.” She also said Rogers enjoyed listening to her tell dirty jokes

Mr. Rogers Loved Farting in Public, According to His Widow Fred Rogers, the congenial host of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, has been exalted by viewers for decades, and rightfully so. His gentle and genuine approach to helping children deal with adult topics and embrace a healthy exploration of their imaginations was a fixture in the lives …

Mr. Rogers loved to fart in public to amuse his wife when they attended boring parties or gatherings. According to Joanne Rogers, “He would just raise one cheek and he would look at me and smile.” She also said Rogers enjoyed listening to her tell dirty jokes Read More »

How Mister Rogers Used King Friday to Make Friday the 13th Less Scary for Kids. Friday the 13th was considered to be the King’s birthday. Whenever the 13th fell on a Friday, during the years that the show was in production, the show staff would celebrate with a birthday cake.

How Mister Rogers Used King Friday to Make Friday the 13th Less Scary for Kids King Friday XIII, son of King Charming Thursday XII and Queen Cinderella Monday, is an avid arts lover, a talented whistler, and a former pole vaulter. He reigns over Calendarland with lots of pomp and poise, and he’s usually correct. …

How Mister Rogers Used King Friday to Make Friday the 13th Less Scary for Kids. Friday the 13th was considered to be the King’s birthday. Whenever the 13th fell on a Friday, during the years that the show was in production, the show staff would celebrate with a birthday cake. Read More »

A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press.

Mr. Rogers was a friend to everyone. But to one sick little girl, he was a life saver Beth’s condition caused her to have 100 seizures a day. Miraculously, the only time she wouldn’t seize was while watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA — As cooler temperatures mark the descent of fall upon Martha’s …

A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press. Read More »

Mister Rogers once used an egg timer and simply let it run for sixty seconds on a television broadcast—in order to demonstrate how long a minute is. Unlike most TV made for kids, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was deliberately slow and contemplative.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and Mister Rogers Insist Humanity Can Be Better Than This If your cold, cold heart doesn’t melt at some point during Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the documentary about Fred “Mister” Rogers, well, I don’t know what to do for you. Watching this movie is like freebasing sincerity — a …

Mister Rogers once used an egg timer and simply let it run for sixty seconds on a television broadcast—in order to demonstrate how long a minute is. Unlike most TV made for kids, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was deliberately slow and contemplative. Read More »

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together.

From the beginning, Rogers specifically challenged the nation’s understanding of race through his friendship—both on and off-screen—with Francois Clemmons, the Neighborhood police officer who just happened to be an African-American. Soon after hearing him, Rogers invited Clemmons to appear in the Neighborhood—as a police officer. But Rogers prevailed and Clemmons joined MRN in August 1968, …

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together. Read More »