Surprising Unknown Facts About Mister Rogers

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Image: YouTube / Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Trailer

Fred Rogers, affectionately known as Mister Rogers, most likely made an impact on your childhood. The children’s television show entertainer is best known for his work in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the second longest running children’s television series in history. It ran from 1968 to 2001 and was defeated only by Sesame Street in 2002. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a staple in households nationwide. 8% of American households tuned in to watch the wholesome show in 1985. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood won four Emmy Awards. Fred won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Daytime Emmy Awards. And he ranked #35 on TV Guide’s Fifty Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

Following his death in 2003, Fred Rogers continued to impact children, and adults, around the globe. The documentary based on Fred Rogers life, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’, was the highest grossing biographical documentary of all time. Michael Keaton hosted a special on PBS to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in March 2018. Google Doodle honored his legacy with a tribute video to the popular children’s show in September 2018. And Tom Hanks will be starring in the biopic ‘A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood’ in 2019. But there is more to Fred Rogers than you may think. Read on to find out more about the iconic role model.

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