questionsdo you remember mr. rogers?

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Hi, neighbor. He was such a lovely man. My sister loved his show when she was little. PicturePicture was always a favorite part. Loved seeing how things were made.

This is a nice tribute.

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Mr. Rogers is probably the sole reason that PBS still exists to this day. His passion for PBS inspired many politicians to vote in favor of additional funding in 1969. Had he not been able to defend PBS, the budget cutting would have eliminated the station before shows such as Sesame Street even had a chance to spawn. I can't imagine shows like Sesame Street for the kids and Nova for the adults not being in existance.

Fred Rogers passed away in February 2003, but his legacy will live on for a long, long time.

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So, kinda off topic, but did anybody else read the answers above mine in a Mr. Rogers voice?

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I grew up watching him pretty much every weekday morning before school as a little kid. What little I've seen of kids programs these days is pretty sad compared to what I got as a kid, including Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood.

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Remember him? Man, I still kick off my dress shoes for a nice pair of sneakers and put on a cardigan when I get home...

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If you don't know who Mr. Rogers is get off my internets!
I loved watching his show. Such solid entertainment.

My kid isn't even born yet but I can tell you that he/she will know the good stuff like Mr. Rogers and Magic School Bus and Cookie Monster, Bill Nye, original Loony Tunes, Tiny Toons, etc...

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@captainsuperdawg: Not sure he'd ever be that self-congratulatory or talk in the third person. But now you have me wanting a GPS or phone assistant that talks like him.

I've got such a good feeling about taking the next left.

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My favorite story about Mr. Rogers was written in Esquire. I found it quoted online:

Once upon a time, Mister Rogers went to New York City and got caught in the rain. He didn't have an umbrella, and he couldn't find a taxi, either, so he ducked with a friend into the subway and got on one of the trains. It was late in the day, and the train was crowded with children who were going home from school. Though of all races, the schoolchildren were mostly black and Latino, and they didn't even approach Mister Rogers and ask him for his autograph. They just sang. They sang, all at once, all together, the song he sings at the start of his program, 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' and turned the clattering train into a single soft, runaway choir."

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@mml666 I have no idea how true that is, but that is an awesome story. And now I have that song stuck in my head. The only time in my life I think I have been happy about having a song stuck in my head!

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I used to watch him when I was little...

Looking back, having watched some old episodes I am not sure why...

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was almost required watching here in the Pittsburgh area when I was growing up.

Here is a link to an article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when a statue in his honor was unveiled.

You can watch episodes here.

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I still watch Mister Rogers on Amazon prime videos.

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I remember him, but I was more of a Captain Kangaroo child.

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I still sing the song... (though I frequently use different words, appropriate to the particular neighborhood or the weather, etc.)

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I do remember, but I believe I preferred Romper Room and Captain Kangaroo.

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I used to watch every episode.

Lately, I thought of him again when I watched one of the "epic rap battle of history" videos on YouTube where he was parodied. I won't link to it directly, as it does contain NWS language, but it was pretty funny.

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Mr. McFeely always creeped me out. But this was a nice flashback.

Thanks!

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They played that on the radio this morning and I couldn't help smiling. Mr. Rogers was one of my favorites growing up! I think that is going on my mp3 player.