Fred Rogers

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 »