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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: The Show

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

The Show

The Neighborhood Trolley makes its way through The Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Source: Dave White, Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

About the Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was a children's television program created, hosted, and produced by Fred Rogers that aired from 1968 to 2001 with 31 seasons total. The show was filmed in Pittsburgh's WQED station and aired on PBS (formerly NET.) - Wikipedia

"Rogers and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood identified with children's feelings and experiences; talked with children about difficult topics such as divorce, conflict, adoption, and death; assured children that they were special and that there was no one in the world just like them; and welcomed young viewers to a trolley ride into the 'The Neighborhood of Make-Believe.'" -The Encyclopedia of Human Development

Watch the show's iconic opening below, featuring the theme song, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

While the show's original episodes were housed at the University of Pittsburgh for many years, they were recently given to The Fred Rogers Company, who has made them available for purchase on Amazon

Resources at Gumberg

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!)

Resources from the Web

Check out our Mister Rogers' Neighborhood puppets from the Curriculum Center!

X the Owl Puppet Daniel Striped Tiger Henrietta Pussy Cat Queen Sara Saturday King Friday XIII

Click on the puppets to find out more and see their availability! Source: Taken by Gumberg Staff