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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.

The Ridiculously Sweet Story Behind Mister Rogers' Cardigans

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.10.2015 | Style

Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor? Fred Rogers, the star of the classic PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," would'...

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 ...

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.

It's You, I Like

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

In the beginning, Mister Rogers was just a comforting distraction. A little background noise, some bright colors for eyes that could only make out large blobs. Soon, he became part of our day. My husband would leave before it was light outside, but inside I sat in the glow of the television for 30 minutes each morning.

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.

'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.

Lessons from Mister Rogers For A High Tech Generation

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
Lesli Rotenberg

Through years of research and conversations with parents, we've heard from scores of moms and dads who love their children and want to see them succeed in school, but who feel hopelessly on the outside of their learning.

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.

A True Leader Is Not The Same As A Brand

Sara DeWitt | Posted 02.10.2014 | TED Weekends
Sara DeWitt

Some business leaders inspire our work. But some unique individuals inspire our vocation.

Mister Rogers' Advice For When Times Get Tough

Posted 10.17.2013 | Good News

We may never stop learning from Mister Rogers. And that's A-OK with us. On Wednesday, Redditor torxirose posted this little piece of advice from o...

WATCH: Mister Rogers' Amazing Advice For Children Of Divorce

Posted 07.08.2013 | Divorce

No one gave better advice than the late Fred Rogers, whether he was helping kids come to terms with "scary things in the news" or simply highlighting ...

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...

New Mister Rogers' Remix!

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.06.2013 | Comedy

Almost exactly a year after its release of this auto-tuned masterpiece, PBS Digital Studios has unveiled yet another delightful Mister Rogers remix. ...

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.

PHOTOS: 10 TV Neighbors We Wish Were Ours

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

Have we left anyone out?

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.

he TV Generation, Healthy Snacks and Husky Toughskins

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Recently, I read an article that said many boomers prefer the term "TV generation" over baby boomer, and I strongly identify with that.

WATCH: Mister Rogers Gets Gloriously Auto-Tuned

Posted 06.07.2012 | Comedy

Get ready to feast your eyes and ears on something truly amazing and uplifting. Thanks to PBS Digital Studios, we now have the masterpiece, "Garden O...

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.

Three Rules for Living Inspired by Mister Rogers

Paul LaRosa | Posted 12.31.2011 | Entertainment
Paul LaRosa

In an age of runaway commercialism and nasty backbiting, Mister Rogers stood his ground.

Restoration in the Land of Make-Believe: The Legacy of Fred Rogers

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Merritt

While both "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and its affable host may be easy to caricature, each show was crafted to meet the psychological and emotional needs of young viewers by delivering what Rogers called "a neighborhood expression of care."

The Tao Of Mister Rogers

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Shapter

Fred Rogers was not only a television mentor, he was also a minister, a Navy Seal, an accomplished musician, songwriter and a teacher who earned more than 40 honorary degrees.

'Mister Rogers' Cancelled In Chicago

Chicago Tribune | Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seven years have passed since new episodes of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" were taped and five since the show's iconic, sweater-clad host died. But ...