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Rogers speaks to the real concerns of children. I don't know how he did that. He said that he learned to listen. What I find fascinating is that Rogers prophetically portrays a "new century" health care system in the guise of a child visiting the doctor for the first time. The child is us; a society that fears the inevitable breakdown of security as we know it. The chilling detail is shown in the end of the book, when the child goes home believing he is cured, all is well, and the doctor is a nice man who wants to help.
With the Mr. Rogers movie coming out next month, I decided to brush up on the person who was likely my first hero. I grew up on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and was truly baffled when my sons didn't also love Mr. Rogers. Luckily my daughter in law does love Mr. as an adult, yeah okay he’s a little intense and super into children but i’m going to believe that he really did always mean well and have everyone’s best interest at heart because who wants to believe anything different about such an important figure in their childhood?
Fred Rogers on the set of Mr. Rogers's Neighborhood in 1993Gene J. Puskar, AP. For the millions of adults who grew up watching him on public television, Fred Rogers represents the most important human values: respect, compassion, kindness, integrity, humility. On Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the show that he created 50 years ago and starred in, he was the epitome of simple, natural ease.
Senate Statement on PBS Funding. delivered 1 May 1969. Mr. Rogers: Senator Pastore, this is a philosophical statement and would take about ten minutes to read, so I'll not do that. One of the first things that a child learns in a healthy family is trust, and I trust what you have said that you will read this. It's very important to me. I care deeply about children. Senator Pastore: Will it make you happy if you read it? Mr. Rogers: I'd just like to talk about it, if it's alright.
As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she'd always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off! 2. he watched his figure to the pound . Queen Sara is named after Rogers' wife, and the postman Mr. McFeely is named for his maternal grandfather who always talked to him like an adult, and reminded young Fred that he made every day special just by being himself.
Fred Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was a children's television producer and celebrity, star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Very frankly, I am opposed to people being programmed by others. My whole approach in broadcasting has always been 'You are an important person just the way you are. You can make healthy decisions. Maybe I'm going on too long, but I just feel that anything that allows a person to be more active in the control of his or her life, in a healthy way, is important.
FRED ROGERS BEGAN HIS long-running national television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, in 1968. I was 18 and missed growing up with him, but as a young professional magician working with kids, I was greatly inspired by his work. Twenty-five years later, I was negotiating with KOIN-TV, a CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, to create and produce my own national children’s television show, and my groundwork included contacting other children’s performers to be certain that we were properly addressing our audience.
Mister Rogers was a man who took exceptional care of himself. He didn't smoke or drink and adhered to a strict vegetarian diet, both for health reasons and because he didn't " want to eat anything that has a mother. In addition to this, Rogers had a fixed regimen of exercise that would be punishing for a young man, let alone a guy in his 60s and 70s, waking up everyday at 5 . to swim for several hours before praying and starting work. He apparently succeeded: the Fred Rogers Center says he kept his weight right on the love-money for his last 30 years gracing our planet.