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.
Rogers was instrumental in saving the VCR and, thus, paving the way for DVRs. He went against most of the rest of the television industry in testimony for the Supreme Court in noting that he thought it would be beneficial for children to be able to record his program and time shift viewing. The Supreme Court, quoting Mr. Rogers' testimony in a footnote in their decision, was swayed, ruling that ...
Cardigan sweaters (many made by his mother)