It’s A Beautiful Day To Celebrate Fred Rogers

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Fred Rogers
This June 28, 1989 file photo shows Fred Rogers as he rehearses the opening of his PBS show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” during a taping in Pittsburgh. Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” We talk with a reporter about the time he said Fred Rogers comforted him after a chance meeting in an elevator. Then, David Bianculli of NPR’s “Fresh Air” discusses Rogers’ legacy and explains why he says “Mister Rogers” is still relevant today.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Anthony Breznican Guest
  • David Bianculli Guest

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