Would you be mine? Hanks unveils his Mr. Rogers at festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since it was first announced, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers has seemed like dream casting, a match as snug as a warm zip-up sweater.
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2019. There are 315 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 19, 1968, the children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," created by and starring Fred Rogers, made its network debut on National Educational Television, a forerunner of PBS, beginning a 31-season run.
On this date:
In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland.
Oscar nominations skip Cooper for director, Mr. Rogers doc
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted. Sure, there were some shoo-ins that made it, like "Black Panther" breaking the superhero best picture barrier, and "A Star Is Born," ''The Favourite" and "Roma" being among the leading nominees. And yet, there were more than a handful of downright stupefying exclusions, including Bradley Cooper and Ryan Coogler for director (or any woman, for that matter), Emily Blunt for actress, "Eighth Grade" and the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
Mister Rogers will be in the PBS ’hood, Betty White too
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
MISTER ROGERS IN THE PBS 'HOOD
With Fred Rogers' legacy back in the spotlight, PBS wants viewers to remember that public television was the longtime home of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
The unexpected superheroes of summer? Mister Rogers and RBG
NEW YORK (AP) — Escapism is usually the domain of big-budget spectacles, but a pair of blockbuster documentaries has caught on at the summer box office partly because they're a respite from today's headlines.
Review: Fred Rogers doc a beautiful day in the neighborhood
So accustomed are we to the downfall and disgrace of men that a marvelous sense of its absence propels the rich and glowing documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Fifty years after he made his public television debut, Fred Rogers remains aloft: a pure and gentle soul never befallen by scandal, a still-shining beacon of kindness without the near-requisite dark shadow.
ShowBiz Minute: Coates, R Kelly, Hanks
Export regulation program slated at Saint Vincent as part of U.S. Global Growth Conference
Business owners who want to start exporting products and services or expand existing sales overseas can learn about complying with export regulations at 10th Annual U.S. Global Growth Conference at Saint Vincent College.
This full-day conference, titled "U.S. Export Controls and Compliance," is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center. It is co-sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service and the Southwestern PA Commission.
From neighborhood cleanup efforts to washing fire trucks, garden planting to crafting toys for shelter animals, there are projects aplenty for those still interested in volunteering on Saturday with The Fred Rogers Company's fifth annual "Be My Neighbor Day."
Hundreds of people have signed on with 30 community partners throughout Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties for the April 21 event, according to a news release.
Mr. Rogers’ Lessons Still Meaningful Today
I was a few months shy of my fifth birthday when I started kindergarten in 1968. At that age, I had no idea that 1968 was such a troubling, but influential, year. I was too young to know who the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. or Sen. Robert Kennedy were and what their assassinations would mean to our nation. I would not have understood the racial protests that highlighted the 1968 Olympic Games, nor would I have realized the impact of a war in Vietnam and why it would weigh so heavily on a hotly...
The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Mister Rogers Forever Stamp on March 23 at the WQED Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland. In conjunction with this honor, the Pittsburgh International Airport will honor the 50-year-legacy of Rogers with activities for employees and travelers in the terminal the same day.
New Mister Rogers 50th anniversary display opens March 20 at Heinz History Center
The 50th anniversary of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" will be commemorated at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh's Strip District with a display of Fred Rogers' sweater and shoes from the iconic children's show, beginning March 20 – which also marks Rogers' 90th birthday.
Penn-Trafford students, others mark 50th anniversary of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’
It might be rainy, but today is still a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Fifty years ago today, Fred Rogers' iconic television show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," made its debut, and tributes have been posted from all corners of the internet.
In Westmoreland County, Penn-Trafford High School students paid tribute in their morning news show, "Wake Up Warriors":
Fred Rogers’ legacy continues through company he started
When Fred Rogers died in 2003, some wondered how the children's television production company he started more than three decades earlier would go on.
Just fine, it appears.
Although the last reruns of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired in 2008, the company that he built continues to thrive in children's television and digital media.
Fred Rogers’ lasting legacy, continuing ties to his Latrobe home
A slender, soft-spoken, color-blind vegetarian from Latrobe changed the world.
Fred Rogers didn't try to cure cancer or harness the power of the sun. But nearly 15 years after his death and 50 years after the first airing of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," lessons of his classic PBS childrens' show that debuted nationally on Feb. 19, 1968, continue to resonate around the world and in the neighborhood he called home.
- Daily AmericanFred Rogers Center to attend 'Love for the World' event in SomersetAugust 15, 2019
- The Daily JournalWe could use Fred Rogers againFebruary 13, 2019
- Tribune-ReviewWatch full episodes of 'Mister Rogers Neighborhood' on new websiteOctober 18, 2018
- Tribune-ReviewAuthor of Mister Rogers book to speak at Heinz History CenterSeptember 8, 2018