"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" Gets Its Due in 2018

Feb 20, 2018

Mister Rogers Neighborhood is getting plenty of attention in 2018 including a stamp
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Growing up in the Pittsburgh area was a joy thanks to family, friends and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."  Fred Rogers died 2003, but he may be getting more attention than ever in 2018.

The host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is being celebrated this year on the 50th anniversary of his first broadcast with a PBS, a documentary movie, a stamp and an upcoming feature-length film starring Tom Hanks.

The day after Fred Roger's death 15 years ago, I paid tribute to him on WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. I thought you might enjoy going back to the Neighborhood of Make Believe.

The tribute won a New York Achievement in Radio award in 2003.  It was presented at a ceremony at the Roosevelt Hotel, which happened to be where my parents spent their honeymoon so many years ago.

Click above to hear Doug's tribute to Mister Rogers.