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 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
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 28, 2008 |
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.