Beginning in 1968, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, also known as Mister Rogers, is an American children’s television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. The series is aimed primarily at preschool ages, 2-5, but has been said by PBS as “appropriate for all ages”. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was produced by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the second longest running series on PBS, after Sesame Street. The series could be seen in reruns on most PBS stations until August 29, 2008, when it was removed by PBS from their daily syndicated schedule along with Reading Rainbow, Boohbah, and Teletubbies. A number of stations have chosen to continue airing it independently of the PBS feed.
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He began his show the year before I was born. I grew up watching him everyday.
Well it may have been “appropriate” for all ages, but really meant for kids between 5-12 or so…in my opinion. Younger than that and they wouldn’t get it, older would think he’s a dork. Yes, he was quite the unique individual!
I only watched his show as an adult. A lot of people made fun of Mr. Rogers, suggesting he was a pedophile. I would say he was truly interested in enlightening children. I think he was one of the few sincere TV personalities, in the Children’s Show circuit. I have heard that his changing his shoes at the beginning of every show was due to all the running back and forth he had to do, to operate puppets. The microphones picked up the sound of his shoes, so he started wearing sneakers. He was also a minister.
I loved this show and still do. I found out something about him I didn’t know. Only reason he always wore long sleeves and a jacket was because he had tattoo’s. This show was very entertaining as well as educational. They are coming out with a cartoon version of this show using a tiger as him, I’m planning on seeing it.
R.I.P Mr. Rogers, you will always be loved and remembered.