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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 "...

The Presence Of God In Fred Rogers' Life And Work

Eliot Daley | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Eliot Daley

One can discern both Fred's understanding of God and his regard for his audiences by considering what he did with those who entrusted him with their attention.

Mr. Pawlenty's Neighborhood

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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."

Fred Rogers' Legacy Lives Strong

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Fred was the consummate example of an adult who was an ongoing learner. The stories of how he continued to study children's development and learning are legendary.

Law, Sausages & Kidvid: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

David Kleeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kleeman

The gap between producers' claims of educational efficacy and a consistent standard for assessing those claims, especially for preschool media, is today's primary battleground in children's media.

Would Mr. Rogers Be a Gamer Today?

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

Michael Levine, the Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop is fond of reminding us of a statistic that comes from the LI...

'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 ...