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Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood 50th Anniversary

Provided/ The Lynn Johnson Collection: Ohio University Libraries
Fred Rogers' simple message of love and understanding connected with generations of children and adults.

The first episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was broadcast on PBS on February 19, 1968. Fifty years later, the program is still being shown on public television stations, to the delight of both children and adults. Though he passed away in 2003, Fred Rogers' philosophy continues to influence children's television today.

Joining us to discuss the legacy of Fred Rogers and "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" are Director of Development and Communications at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, Karen Struble Myers; ThinkTV Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener; WVXU Radio and TV writer John Kiesewetter; and David Newell, better known as Mr. McFeely, the Speedy Delivery man on "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood."

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