CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2003 |
Fred Rogers, a gentle giant of public television who encouraged children's imaginations, confronted their fears and assured them in every episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" that "I like you just the way you are," has died. He was 74. Rogers died early Thursday at his Pittsburgh home after a brief bout with stomach cancer.
November 20, 1987 |
"Mister Rogers" and his Soviet counterpart extended glasnost to children's television Thursday, unveiling a show they taped together for Soviet viewers in September and announcing a similar visit to "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" next week. Fred Rogers, whose show for preschoolers has been seen on PBS for 20 years, was the first guest ever to appear on the nightly "Good Night, Little Ones," the longest-running children's show in the Soviet Union.
May 3, 2003 |
Mister Rogers now has an asteroid named in his honor. "Misterrogers," formerly known as No. 26858, honors Fred Rogers, creator and host of public television's "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Rogers died Feb. 27 at age 74. The announcement was made on behalf of the International Astronomical Union by John G. Radzilowicz, director of the Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium & Observatory at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. The science center worked with Family Communications Inc.
February 19, 2004 |
With "The World According to Mister Rogers" already a big bestseller, two more compilations of writings by the late children's television host are being planned. In 2005, Hyperion will publish a collection of commencement addresses, followed a year later by inspirational essays. Neither book is yet titled. Rogers, who gently invited millions of children to be his neighbor as host of the public television show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," died of cancer early last year at 74.
February 2, 1996
Fred Rogers, host of PBS' long-running children's series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," turns up as a guest star on the Feb. 17 episode of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." CBS says it's the first time Rogers has had a guest-starring role on a TV series. He plays a clergyman--not a reach, since he really is an ordained Presbyterian minister.
February 3, 1991
I would like to commend KCET and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for their reassuring messages to children regarding the war in the Persian Gulf (although this conflict was not specifically mentioned). It is encouraging to children when, in addition to the love and support of their families, they find warmth and understanding from someone they have grown to trust, such as Fred Rogers. Patricia Pearson, Paramount