Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys.
Another 8 wins & 53 nominations.
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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.
After Burger King used an actor impersonating Mister Rogers for a TV commercial, ("Can you say Flame Broiled? I knew you could.") Fred Rogers called a press conference, shaming the company for "confusing innocent children" into thinking he was promoting their fast food franchises. Rogers never did any commercial promotions of any kind. Burger King openly apologized, and the commercial was pulled.
Cardigan sweaters (many made by his mother)