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The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers: 10 Fascinating Facts

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.

'Springing' Into Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

It seems rather fitting that the birthday of the late Fred McFeely Rogers (1928-2003) -- the renowned, award-winning creator and host of the creative children's television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- falls on the first day of Spring each year, March 20.

Is Mister Rogers in Heaven? Fred Rogers and the Faithfulness of God

Michael G. Long | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Michael G. Long

In the deepest recesses of his heart, Fred Rogers was an unabashed universalist who believed that God never gives up on any of us exactly because we are all essentially good, valuable, and lovable: God is the Great Appreciator, and we are the greatly appreciated.

You'll Miss Mister Rogers Even More When You Hear His Loving Message

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2015 | TV

Mister Rogers can still make us feel better. On the 12th anniversary of Fred Rogers' death Friday, the Fred Rogers Company posted a poignant video ...

Putting It Together in 2015

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We don't have to be the same to give each other credit and respect. We don't have to be bossy to teach. Our differences challenge us, but also enrich us.

Wasn't He a Sniper? Mister Rogers and Peace in the Neighborhood

Michael G. Long | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Michael G. Long

The real truth is that Rogers was a pacifist who fashioned Mister Rogers' Neighborhood as a platform for sharing his countercultural beliefs about nonviolence.

What Would Mister Rogers Eat? Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood

Michael G. Long | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers practiced a spiritual vegetarianism grounded in gratitude to God, and in his own subtle and quiet way, he modeled this radical spirituality for his millions of viewers.

Keeping a Firm Grip on Their Audience

George Heymont | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

For the performer working in front of a live audience it's very much a question of staying in the moment, being able to know when the audience is with you or if you're losing them (and understanding how you might be able to win them back).

'Wasn't He Gay?': A Revealing Question About Mister Rogers

Michael G. Long | Posted 12.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael G. Long

"Wasn't he gay?" That's what people often ask me when they learn that I'm working on a book about Fred Rogers -- the beloved creator, writer, and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. I've come to believe that the question, however intended, reveals just as much about the questioners as it does about Rogers.

How to Be a Conscious Parent -- It's Not What You Expect

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Relax, I'm not going to tell you to savor every parenting moment. In fact, I'd say if you're savoring 25 to 30 percent of the moments, you're nearing Zen monk status. What I do have for you, though, are the following six sure-fire ways to boost your conscious parenting chops.

Look for the Helpers: Fostering Activism in Our Youth Is Simpler Than You Think

Lysa Heslov | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Lysa Heslov

How are we supposed to effect change? It is very easy to be overwhelmed, but it is also easier than you think to just jump in and give it a go.

Mr. Rogers Can Still Teach Us (About Biblical Context)

Joel L. Watts | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Joel L. Watts

Fred Rogers is still teaching today. Context matters. Don't "gif" the New Testament.

10 Years Later, Mister Rogers Is Still Making Neighbors

Posted 06.14.2013 | Religion

By Beth Kissileff Religion News Service PITTSBURGH, Pa. (RNS) Fred Rogers, the man behind the long-running “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” childr...

Who Can Best Fake Fred Rogers' Sincerity?

Eliot Daley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Eliot Daley

Back in the 1970s, Burger King decided to create commercials aimed at children using an actor impersonating "Mister Rogers." Was he good? Did it work? Let me tell you how good he was and how well it worked: When I first saw the commercial while at home one late afternoon, I thought it was Fred.

WATCH: If PBS Stars Were Superheroes

Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy

What if PBS legends Mr. Rogers, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bob Ross and Carl Sagan joined forces to save the world from brain-rotten, soul-crushing tel...

During National Volunteer Week, 'Look For The Helpers'

Michelle Nunn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Last week, as so many of us tried to make sense of the terrible events in Boston, this message from the beloved children's television host Fred Rogers...

The Advice From Mr. Rogers We Really Need Right Now

Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents

In the wake of today's explosions at the Boston marathon, many parents are again struggling with how to explain tragic events to children. Sadly, we'v...

WATCH: This Is Why We Will Always Love Mr. Rogers

Posted 04.10.2013 | Good News

If you were a Fred Rogers fan as a kid, you probably remember several of the moments from this video. You might also have noticed that he had a curiou...

Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers

Posted 03.20.2013 | Celebrity

Happy birthday, Fred Rogers! Our favorite children's television show host would have been 85 years-old Wednesday, but his impact on all of us coll...

The Two Freds

David Kleeman | Posted 02.18.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

For someone in my field, merely having my name in the same sentence as Mister Rogers is a heady, humbling experience. I'm too old to have grown up with him as a "television friend," but young enough that his work was seminal to my career choice.

In The Wake Of Tragedy, Calming Advice From Mister Rogers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents

In the hours after the tragic shooting in Newtown, as parents and children struggled to comprehend the horror, a familiar voice emerged, one uniquely ...

Can Love Incarnate Be Delivered By TV?

Eliot Daley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Eliot Daley

Early media guru Marshall McLuhan famously declared TV a "cool" medium for its essentially dispassionate, detached, diluted means of engaging people. But both Fulton Sheen and Fred Rogers proved that it is not the essence of the medium that controls the effect.

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Mister Rogers and Me

Dan Persons | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the newest episode of my ongoing radio show, I review Mister Rogers and Me, a documentary from filmmaker Benjamin Wagner with a somewhat deceptive title.

How Mister Rogers Saved The VCR

Mental Floss | Posted 03.11.2012 | Weird News

Fred Rogers gets teased a lot for his milquetoast manner, but he was instrumental in getting the government to allow the VCR (and other technologies l...

Mr. Rogers Gets A Spin-Off

Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

Mr. Rogers' legacy is about to be extended further with a new animated spin-off of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," the Wrap reported. The series, called "...