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Fred Rogers (I) (1928–2003)

Fred Rogers was the host of the popular long-running public television children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The show debuted in Pittsburgh in 1967 and was picked up by PBS the next year, becoming a staple of public TV stations around the United States. Rogers' mild manner, cardigan sweaters and soft speaking voice made him both widely ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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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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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. See more »


When Mister Rogers came on TV singing his song, many children who actually lived on his street used to yell at their televisions, "But you ARE our neighbor!" See more »


Cardigan sweaters (many made by his mother) See more »


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