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Twitch is set to stream an 18-day-long marathon of all 886 episodes of the iconic children’s series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood beginning Monday, the company announced. The series, which was produced by The Fred Rogers Company, featured songs, crafts, and tours, and each episode ended with a positive takeaway encouraging viewers to be themselves.
At the same time, Twitch will host a fundraising campaign encouraging viewers to support their local PBS stations, which is where the classic show originally debuted in 1968. A donation panel will appear on the Mister Rogers Twitch channel, and Twitch creators will also be sharing how PBS programming has impacted their lives in an ad campaign that will run throughout the marathon.
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- Geoff Weiss
It’s going to be a beautiful day on the internet May 15, as Twitch will start a 17-day free marathon of all 886 episodes of iconic children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on the gaming-focused streaming service — including many episodes that have only aired once. Gamers can slip on their cardigans and kick back starting at noon Pt for a marathon viewing experience that runs through June 2, and can be found at www.twitch.tv/misterrogers. Twitch will also run a fundraising campaign during the event to encourage donations to local PBS affiliates, and the marathon will begin with “Mister Rogers” creator Fred Rogers’ Senate. »
- Matt Pressberg
Donald Trump’s proposal to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities is reminiscent of President Nixon’s funding cut plan for PBS in 1969 — something a television personality fought against in front of the Senate. On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, a television personality from Pennsylvania, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications to argue why public television needed the federal support. The host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” explained how important it was to make public television available to many people in the country, especially to children, to Senator John O. Pastore (D-r. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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