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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: The Host

A guide on everyone's favorite cardigan-wearing, puppet-loving Pittsburgher, Fred Rogers, and his TV show that ran for 31 seasons!

The Host

Fred Rogers began every episode by taking off his shoes and putting on comfortable sneakers. Source: Rogelio A. Galaviz C., Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0.

About the Host

"Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. Rogers was famous for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the educational preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001), which featured his kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, and directness to his audiences." -Wikipedia (taken from a Senate Concurrent Resolution)

In 1969, Fred Rogers famously appeared before Congress to argue against proposed public broadcasting cuts. His speech below gave the Communication Subcommittee Chairman goosebumps and earned public broadcasting back its funds.

In 1997, Fred Rogers was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys. Watch his emotional speech below.

Resources from Gumberg

Print Books: (Follow the links to find out more about the books!)

eBooks: (Note: You will have to enter your MultiPass credentials to access these off-campus.)

AV Materials: (Follow the links to find out more about these DVDs and CDs and request them!)