Posts Tagged ‘Mr. Rogers’

Best. Movie. Ever.

In the works is a biopic of Mr. Rogers:

The sweater wearing children’s TV icon Fred Rogers is the subject of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, an Alexis Jolly spec script that has sold to Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen’s Treehouse Pictures.

Words can’t describe how much I adore Mr. Rogers, and I can’t wait to watch this over and over and over again.

Mr. Rogers goes viral

I feel like I’ve been talking about Mr. Rogers a lot lately, but then again, he’s so amazing, and such an important part of so many people’s lives, I think it’s okay.

“Mr. Rogers Remixed” is a partnership between PBS and mash-up artist John D. Boswell.  Check it out here, if you haven’t already seen it.

More Mr. Rogers

I’ve been clearing out a lot of backlogged links, so if you saw this before, my apologies, but it’s always good to hear more abut Mr. Rogers, even if I just posted about him the other day.

Andrew Sullivan shares stories about his interactions with a young man with cerebral palsy here, and readers offer their own thoughts and reflections here.

Mr. Rogers’ stalkers

Copyranter found an old letter that Mr. Rogers wrote an overly-eager fan.  Of course, his poise, compassion and kindness show through, even all these years later.

Click through the link to read Copyranter’s post and see the larger version.

Go back in time this weekend

The Ren Fest might be over, but you can still go back in time this weekend at two different events.

First, as I heard on the radio this morning, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood of Make Believe will be set-up this weekend for you to tour.  It’s free and at WQED in Oakland.  And yes, Mr. McFeely will be there!

And second, the Nina and the Pinta (replicas at least) are docked at the North Shore River Front Park through November 15.  I’m hoping to go tour them, I’ll report back if I do.

Wear a sweater tomorrow!

Tomorrow, March 20, is Mr. Roger’s birthday!  And to celebrate, it is the second annual “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Day

“Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like, if each of us offered as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person…One kind word has a wonderful way of turning into many.”

Wear a sweater (it doesn’t have to be a zip-up on like Mr. Roger’s, just make sure it’s your favorite) and get free admission to the following:

  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
  • Photo Antiquities
  • National Aviary
  • Children’s Museum (performance by the PSO)
  • The Mattress Factory
  • Westmoreland Museum of Ameircan Art

More free events and a very special, Speedy Delivery message after the jump!


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