Happy Birthday, Fred McFeely Rogers, everyone’s favorite neighbor! 

Happy Birthday, Fred McFeely Rogers, everyone’s favorite neighbor! 

Sending our thoughts and best wishes to the families of Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. Hear what Fred Rogers has to say about kids and scary news. 
http://www.pbs.org/parents/rogers/special/scarynews.html

Sending our thoughts and best wishes to the families of Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. Hear what Fred Rogers has to say about kids and scary news. 

http://www.pbs.org/parents/rogers/special/scarynews.html

And the return of my favorite tumblr, pbsheygirl!

And the return of my favorite tumblr, pbsheygirl!

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PBS Digital Studios presents “MISTER ROGERS REMIXED”

We know. It’s cool.

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thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

On This Day in Pittsburgh History:  May 1, 1969 

Fred Rogers, host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications to oppose significant proposed cuts to funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. [Youtube

Opening statement

Sen. Pastore: All right, Rogers, you’ve got the floor.

Mr. Rogers: Sen. Pastore, this is a philosophical statement and would take about ten minutes to read, so I’ll not do that. One of the first things that a child learns in a healthy family is trust, and I trust what you have said that you will read this. It’s very important to me. I care deeply about children.

Sen. Pastore: Will it make you happy if you read it?

Mr. Rogers: I’d just like to talk about it, if it’s alright. My first children’s program was on WQED fifteen years ago, and its budget was $30. Now, with the help of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation and National Educational Television, as well as all of the affiliated stations — each station pays to show our program. It’s a unique kind of funding in educational television. With this help, now our program has a budget of $6000. It may sound like quite a difference, but $6000 pays for less than two minutes of cartoons. Two minutes of animated, what I sometimes say, bombardment. I’m very much concerned, as I know you are, about what’s being delivered to our children in this country. And I’ve worked in the field of child development for six years now, trying to understand the inner needs of children. We deal with such things as — as the inner drama of childhood. We don’t have to bop somebody over the head to…make drama on the screen. We deal with such things as getting a haircut, or the feelings about brothers and sisters, and the kind of anger that arises in simple family situations. And we speak to it constructively. (more

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Daniel Tiger is coming! Watch this sneak peek preview where Daniel’s friends and family help him develop a “strange love” for the doctor.

Heh…Heh… get it? Dr. Strangelove? Sorry… that I’m not sorry!

For more information on the new Mr. Rogers’ spin-off, click here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/daniel