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Mister Rogers Reminds Us Of The Power Of Kindness

Mister Rogers Reminds Us Of The Power Of Kindness

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  • I saw this love and so should you. But bring the tissues because it’s going to be 😭😭😭😭😭

  • As a kid I never really liked Mr. Rogers. I was a city kid living in fast paced Philadelphia and Roger’s slow moving voice irritated my otherwise desensitized, little boy nerves. I also didn’t like the whole shoe thing. I don’t know why. I was a strange kid. Thank goodness for second chances. Although

    As a kid I never really liked Mr. Rogers. I was a city kid living in fast paced Philadelphia and Roger’s slow moving voice irritated my otherwise desensitized, little boy nerves. I also didn’t like the whole shoe thing. I don’t know why. I was a strange kid. Thank goodness for second chances. Although I may have been the only kid that was too young to “get” Mr. Rogers, I am a rare fortunate adult who gets to consume his legacy content. I watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with my toddler each day. The show is an animated PBS series based on the concept and teachings of Mr. Rogers. Daniel Tiger is a child version of Mr. Rogers and, invariably, most of the adult characters are unique Roger’s-like characters. Imagine Mr. Rogers as a cartoon character with fifteen different personalities. Some the original non-human Mr. Rogers’ characters also live in Daniel’s neighborhood. Even the trolly is a central character. Needless to say, the show is excellent. As an adult who finally “gets” Mr. Rogers I’m very pleased that I’m finally learning some his life lessons. As a cynical political writer, I’m wondering if many of our politicians and certainly our President might want to catch a little of Daniel Tiger’s show each am. Can you imagine if Trump would switch from Fox & Friends for just a half hour per day?

  • I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood along with Sesame Street. Loved both Mister Rogers and Big Bird! I agree...Many adults today, including myself, can benefit from rewatching Mister Rogers. I forgot how soothing his voice was.

  • PBS is airing a documentary on Mr. Rogers, with Michael Keaton as host (he broke into “the biz” as an assistant on the show).

    It’s really very good. There’s so much about the show I’d forgotten, Rogers was actually quite brilliant, and while he was doing a “childrens” show, it was probably more sophisticated

    PBS is airing a documentary on Mr. Rogers, with Michael Keaton as host (he broke into “the biz” as an assistant on the show).

    It’s really very good. There’s so much about the show I’d forgotten, Rogers was actually quite brilliant, and while he was doing a “childrens” show, it was probably more sophisticated and more philosophically grounded that 90% of what produced today, regardless of medium. The ma had a cohesive worldview, and it was reflected in every episode. He even, in his own way, of course, addressed civil rights in the ‘60s. Mr. Rogers was woke.

    Honestly, if every adult watched reruns of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, we’d cut out half the rancor we have today.

    One piece of advice if you’re going to watch the PBS doc: have a hanky handy.