New Year's Special to Honor Mister Rogers

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  1. mikeliketrike

    mikeliketrike TPF Noob!

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    From the Miami Herald:

    "LOS ANGELES - Take a quiet interlude on the first evening of 2004 to remember Fred Rogers - that's Mister Rogers, to us - and the integrity he brought to children's television.

    "Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor," airing 9:30 p.m. EST Thursday on PBS, celebrates the gentle host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" who died last February at 74."....


    I think it's a great thing that Mr. Rogers is being commerrated. Mine and many other generations grew up with him as our "neighbor" as he showed kindness, honesty, and a great understanding everyday.

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    Mr. Rogers was a cool dude :D

    wish my neighbors were that neighborly :?
     
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    When I was a kid, my mom used to plunk me down in front of the TV to watch Mr Rogers every day. He was a good influence on an entire generation of children. He deserves to be commemorated.
     
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    So then the rumor about him, the 4 yr old boy, and the horse wasn't true?
    J/K I hear that he was in the military fighting in WW2 or something like that, its hard to imagine Mr Rogers carrying a rifle and eating Nazi's for breakfast. Its a good thing the Nazi's weren't privliged enough to be his neigbors like we were.
     
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    Nah, he never served in the military. He went straight into college after high school and straight into broadcasting after that.
     
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    Did you know that Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister?

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0736872/bio has more info to. :0).
     
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    Yo,
    My friend used to be the musical director for that show! :)
    Like many of you all, I grew up watching the man. Remember the good ole' days? A gentle man in sweaters representing instead of a ghastly purple dinosaur.
    Sigh. R.I.P.
    Me, the Flea
     
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    Yup, those were the good old days. :0) Especially compared to todays programming. :0) If I ever have kids, it would be tempting to get all the old shows on dvd or vhs and not let them see cable/dish. :0) *Remembers back to when cartoons were about humor and very mild violence* now thier all very violent, some even has language, etc.
     

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