The man in sneakers and a cardigan often came into our house. I was probably more impressed with Mister Rogers than my kids, and PBS invites everyone to add a comment to “Mister Rogers Inspiration: Share yours, then pass it on!”
You can share your Mister Rogers memory, here on Facebook or Twitter. Visit pbs.org/misterrogers or use the hashtag #thanksmisterrogers. Fred Rogers hosted the program from 1968–2001.
Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he was instrumental in changing TV broadcasting for children, and he did it from WQED-TV in Pittsburgh. Weekly themes were fairly common. Each show featured the trolley, a trip to the Neighborhood of Make Believe where memorable puppets – with Mr. Rogers voicing many of them — taught us many lessons.
If your family grew up with Mr. Rogers, a visit to the PBS site of Mr. Rogers’ house will bring back memories of the man who created a worldwide neighborhood with simple messages in a home setting.