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January 18, 1995 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Power Rangers and a certain purple dinosaur may get all the hype, but one trusted children's entertainer who has survived decades of noisy TV fads is Fred Rogers, whose quiet, kind neighborhood on PBS has been a perennial haven for youngsters.
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May 22, 2010
Marshmallow Place? Who on earth, besides Big Bird's best friend, would be willing to live at such an address? Possibly some residents of what's now called Drew Street. Once in the grip of the notorious Drew Street gang, it is seeing calmer days thanks to a longstanding police crackdown. Reputations, though, have a way of lagging reality, and according to EGPNews, the Glassell Park neighborhood is ready for an image makeover, starting with the name that has become too associated with hard-core gangsterism.
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October 8, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Robert Koehler writes regularly on theater for The Times.
The story of San Francisco-based El Teatro de la Esperanza (Theatre of Hope) is one of survival--and sometimes of turning near-failure into the stuff of a play. On the surface, "Rosario's Barrio," the satire by El Teatro artistic director Rodrigo Duarte Clark, playing Saturday at Cal State Northridge's Campus Theatre, spoofs the venerable "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
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November 6, 2009 | Associated Press
For just this weekend, a Pittsburgh neighborhood that's lain dormant in boxes and under plastic coverings for nearly a decade is coming back to life. Everyone important will be there in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe: Daniel Striped Tiger, X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat -- even Mr. McFeely. The set is being rebuilt and opened to the public Saturday and Sunday, giving generations of Americans who grew up with Fred Rogers -- as well as their children who watch his reruns -- a look at one of TV's most famous neighborhoods.
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November 20, 1987 | RICK SHERWOOD and DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"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.
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May 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
February 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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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
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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February 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A tribute to children's public television pioneer Fred Rogers will include an effort to get people everywhere to wear a sweater on what would have been his 80th birthday. March 20 is being promoted as "Sweater Day" to honor Rogers, who died of cancer five years ago. A sweater was his trademark garb on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." David Newell, who played speedy deliveryman Mr. McFeely on the show, appears in a YouTube video that touts the event planned by Family Communications Inc. of Pittsburgh.
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February 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A tribute to children's public television pioneer Fred Rogers will include an effort to get people everywhere to wear a sweater on what would have been his 80th birthday. March 20 is being promoted as "Sweater Day" to honor Rogers, who died of cancer five years ago. A sweater was his trademark garb on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." David Newell, who played speedy deliveryman Mr. McFeely on the show, appears in a YouTube video that touts the event planned by Family Communications Inc. of Pittsburgh.
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September 1, 2005 | Lynne Heffley
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Going to School Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD and VHS: $14.98 Ages 2 to 5 www.anchorbayentertainment.com, www.fci.org Preschool TV icon Fred Rogers lives on in a series of themed releases from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
NEWS
February 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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January 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
A university orchestra and choir will perform the world premiere next month of an 11-movement composition that will serve as a tribute to the late Fred Rogers, known to millions as Mister Rogers. Slippery Rock University's 25-piece orchestra and 65-member choir will present "In Memoriam: A Requiem for Mr. Rogers," a one-hour piece that includes English, Hebrew and Latin lyrics, poetry and dramatic readings. Luke Mayernik, 21, the music director at St.
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May 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
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.
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February 28, 2003 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
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.
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November 6, 2009 | Associated Press
For just this weekend, a Pittsburgh neighborhood that's lain dormant in boxes and under plastic coverings for nearly a decade is coming back to life. Everyone important will be there in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe: Daniel Striped Tiger, X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat -- even Mr. McFeely. The set is being rebuilt and opened to the public Saturday and Sunday, giving generations of Americans who grew up with Fred Rogers -- as well as their children who watch his reruns -- a look at one of TV's most famous neighborhoods.
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October 16, 1995 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"What do you do with the mad that you feel?" If you're longtime children's television friend Fred Rogers, you answer that question for your preschool audience with visits to renowned artist Red Grooms, the hip young cast of the explosive dance hit "Stomp," young music students, a teen-age athlete in a wheelchair, a pal who swims and your puppet alter egos in the Land of Make Believe.
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August 31, 2001 | TODD SPANGLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Alan Alda said goodbye to war on the finale of "MASH," and Mary Tyler Moore bid adieu to WJM-TV when the curtain came down on her show. On television, stars say so long when it's over. But not Mister Rogers. The pioneering children's TV host gives no inkling of the show's end during his last new episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which airs today.
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January 22, 2001 | KRISTEN HAYS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Three decades after Fred Rogers took to the airwaves, it's still a beautiful day in his neighborhood. Children's television has moved on, though. "The style of all other children's shows are Technicolor sugared cereals, and the style of Mr. Rogers is a warm bowl of oatmeal," said Robert Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University.
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