Monday, June 24, 2013
"The Magic of Mister Rogers"
I, like many of us, grew up watching "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" on PBS. I was always fascinated by the places he would visit, the trips to make believe with trolley, his simple yet effective songs, and of course the life lessons he would teach. Our next feature on "Live YOUR Life" blog is going to be based on the the lessons and quotes from this kind hearted and wise man. He had a gentle, yet magical, way to teach us all how to be better people.
Fred Rogers lived to be 74 years old (1928-2003). He was a minister, songwriter, author, and tv host. He was fed up with the way that television was teaching children and developed what became "Mister Roger's Neighborhood." His soft gentle spirit represented humility, honesty, compassion, and morality. He fought, more than once, to in court to protect television. He fought for the rights of a show to be shown a different time after it was recorded (ie. using a VCR) and for government to help fund public television. He has received a Presidential Medal of Freedom, Peabody Award, and dozens of honorary degrees.
"Mister Roger's Neighborhood" ran from 1968-2000, 865 episodes. It still plays in syndication on PBS and will forever teach lessons to those, young and old, who want to listen. Fred Rogers was a true an honest man who lived his life with love.
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