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Mister Rogers’ Epic 9-Part, 4.5-Hour Interview

In 1999, Karen Herman interviewed Fred Rogers for the Archive of American Television. The resulting nine-part (roughly four-and-a-half hour) interview spans the career of the man we’ve come to know as Mister Rogers. Throughout, Rogers conveys the same gentle, honest wisdom we all expect from the best neighbor ever. It’s truly a [...]

Mister Rogers’s Symphony of Science

(Video Link) John Boswell, the audio mixer behind the Symphony of Science series, autotuned scenes from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to promote childhood curiosity. There was only one Fred Rogers in the world. We shall not see his like again. -via Flavorwire

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers!

Tuesday would have been Mister Rogers’ 84th birthday. Here are some clips to celebrate our favorite neighbor. Our first video is from 1969, when Fred Rogers went before the Senate to plead for a $20 million grant for public broadcasting, which was in danger of being sliced in half. Watch him seal the deal. Here’s his intro [...]

Mr. Rogers Sings “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Spanning 33 Years

In this simple video, we see Fred Rogers singing the iconic “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” theme some from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood over a span of 33 years. It’s touching to see his consistency and gentleness over so many decades. The show ended its run on August 31, 2001. Enjoy: (Via Kottke.org, via [...]

Mr. Rogers and His Lifetime Achievement Emmy (Get Ready to Cry at Work)

In 1997, Fred Rogers was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys. His acceptance speech is one of the most gentle, moving, humble and powerful statements I’ve seen in a long time. Even the way he accepts the award from Tim Robbins — in a gentle, curious manner, just standing back and calmly [...]