Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood makes us, young and old alike, feel safe, cared for and valued... wherever Mister Rogers is, so is sanctuary."
- TV Guide
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood first debuted in 1967 and over more than forty years on public television defined television at its finest. As TV Guide said: “Television is all about coveting, but Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is about appreciating what you already have, about caring for others and seeing the best in them.”
The library of programs explore the major themes of childhood through dialogue, songs, visits with guests, and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe puppet stories.
Over the years, research confirmed that watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood helped young children develop the emotional and social skills needed for learning in and out of school.
In the words of historian and author David McCullough,
“Fred Rogers is a teacher.... And what’s so important about what Fred Rogers does on television is that it is unlike anything else on television. There is nothing else…no one else like him. And what is he teaching? How to count to ten? No! How to name all the capitals in the United States? No! Here’s what he’s teaching: “You are like nobody else. There is only one person in the world like you, and… people can like you exactly the way you are.”
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