May 6, 1999 |
"Welcome, friends, to this special place. . . ." Those are Mister Rogers' dulcet tones, but this isn't his usual TV locale. Can it be? Fred Rogers is on the 'net? Yep. The "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" Web site launched Tuesday and it's as quietly reassuring and gently fun as you would expect from the soft-spoken PBS icon.
February 17, 1998 |
Wide-eyed respect, even reverence: that's how grown-ups, from taxi drivers to TV stars, often react to Fred Rogers. If he wanted to, the PBS television icon could exchange his role as host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for that of professional guru, offering jaded adults his trademark affirmations of self, inner quiet and respect. It's not likely to happen, however.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1998 |
Standing on a makeshift podium along Hollywood Boulevard, his voice low and soothing and mellifluous, television icon Fred Rogers led 200 well-wishers through a song that has become a standard for generations of American children: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. . . ."