His company, Family Communications, Inc., collaborated with the Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium & Observatory, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to produce a show called "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." As of May 2003, it was playing in 15 planetariums across the United States.
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I got into television because I hated it so. And I thought there's some way of using this fabulous instrument to nurture those who would watch and listen.
In 1985, Burger King used an actor impersonating Mister Rogers for a TV commercial, calling the character Mister Rodney. Taking issue with the parody, Fred Rogers
contacted the Senior Vice President of Burger King, Don Dempsey, who agreed to pull the advertisement. "To have someone who looks like me doing a commercial is very confusing for children," Fred Rogers said at the time. Mr. Dempsey ...
Catchphrase: "You made this a special day just by being Yourself"