What ever happened to Mr. Rogers?

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What ever happened to Mr. Rogers?

WierdAl WierdAl
I was driving North on the PA turnpike, somewhere along the way I saw a billboard with Mr. Rogers. He had this show when I was a youngster called Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

I was wondering the following:

1. Does anyone remember his show?

2. Did anyone like his show?

3.I thought he passed away, Is he still alive?
09/25/2011
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wetone123 wetone123
I don't know if he's still alive; but his show creeped me out as a child.
09/25/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I remember his show, and I remember liking it as a child. Fred Rogers passed away in 2003, though his show is still in syndication.


(text reads: Only one man could fill these shoes. For more than 30 years, Fred Rogers made our neighborhood - and the world - a better place. Thank you, Mister Rogers, from all your friends at PBS)
09/25/2011
WierdAl WierdAl
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I remember his show, and I remember liking it as a child. Fred Rogers passed away in 2003, though his show is still in syndication.


(text reads: Only one man could fill these shoes. For more than 30 years, Fred Rogers made our ...
Thanks for answering that question.
09/25/2011
K101 K101
I'm so sad to say it, but yes, he passed And to answer your other questions, I LOVED Mr. Rogers! Watched him everyday as a kid. What a comforting show and childhood memory! People give me heck when I say I liked his show, but I actually thought it was very good and something was so soothing and comforting about it. Lol. Maybe his voice...
09/25/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Quote:
Originally posted by WierdAl
I was driving North on the PA turnpike, somewhere along the way I saw a billboard with Mr. Rogers. He had this show when I was a youngster called Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

I was wondering the following:

1. Does anyone remember his ...
1. I do! I used to watch it every morning!

2. I loved his show. I always loved seeing how he would go to factories, for example the toothbrush factory. He would show how things were made. It was so cool. I also loved the little train and the little puppets. So cool!

3. He unfortunately passed away.
09/25/2011
Ansley Ansley
I preferred Reading Rainbow over Mr. Roger's but I do remember he was such a positive influence that there were several times where the school would show one of his episodes if it related to the curriculum in some way.
09/25/2011
hjtee hjtee
I would watch it, but it wasn't my favorite.

Did you know that his mother hand knit all his sweaters?
09/25/2011
Ghost Ghost
<3 Mr. Rogers.
09/25/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Used to watch him occasionally as a child. Didn't realize it's been so long since he passed!
09/25/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Mr. Rogers was one of my favorite TV shows! That and Reading Rainbow.... and Fraggle Rock
09/25/2011
Pixel Pixel
Aw, I used to watch his show all the time as a kid. I didn't realize he had passed away.
09/25/2011
Vegan Silk Vegan Silk
I was in college when he passed, and learned about because the entire school was chalked up with "RIP Mr. Rogers." At first I thought it was a sick joke because I didn't want to believe it.

I loved the visits to the various factories that showed how stuff is made.
09/26/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, won't you be my neighbor?

Sorry if I butchered it.
09/26/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
Quote:
Originally posted by wrecklesswords
Mr. Rogers was one of my favorite TV shows! That and Reading Rainbow.... and Fraggle Rock
I remember Fraggle Rock
09/26/2011
oldman oldman
Quote:
Originally posted by WierdAl
I was driving North on the PA turnpike, somewhere along the way I saw a billboard with Mr. Rogers. He had this show when I was a youngster called Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

I was wondering the following:

1. Does anyone remember his ...
I remember the Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood show very, very well. My 4 children all grew up watching him. I even can sing his theme song...its a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day in the neighborhood...ending with won't you be my neighbor.... Actually, now that I tried, I don't remember the entire song, but you get the idea.

Mr. Rodgers was Fred Rogers. It was on the PBS channels. It was on from 1968 until the late 1990's or 2000 (give or take). He passed on in 2003 at the young age of 74.

It was a wonderful show for toddlers. Unlike Sesame Street and other modern kids' shows that taught simple academic ideas (numges, letters, shapes, colors), Mr. Rodgers focused on core values--treating people, animals and property with respect. Children saw Mr. Rodgers and his human and puppet neighbors being nice to one another. It was a bit "hokey", but sincereity and kindness always prevailed. He really taught by example--I think I heard that the "real" Mr. Rodgers was a kind man like his character on the show.

I remember his bunny but can not think of his name. Ahhhh....a reason to call the kids, who, my 3 oldest, have children of their own who probably don't know Mr. Rodgers. Well, my oldest granddaughter, 19, may remember him. Stay tuned...I'll make the calls tomorrow and let you know. I'll also ask them what details they remember about the show. Probably more than me.

Thanks for the memories.
09/26/2011
oldman oldman
Quote:
Originally posted by WierdAl
I was driving North on the PA turnpike, somewhere along the way I saw a billboard with Mr. Rogers. He had this show when I was a youngster called Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

I was wondering the following:

1. Does anyone remember his ...
I remember the Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood show very, very well. My 4 children all grew up watching him. I even can sing his theme song...its a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day in the neighborhood...ending with won't you be my neighbor.... Actually, now that I tried, I don't remember the entire song, but you get the idea.

Mr. Rodgers was Fred Rogers. It was on the PBS channels. It was on from 1968 until the late 1990's or 2000 (give or take). He passed on in 2003 at the young age of 74.

It was a wonderful show for toddlers. Unlike Sesame Street and other modern kids' shows that taught simple academic ideas (numges, letters, shapes, colors), Mr. Rodgers focused on core values--treating people, animals and property with respect. Children saw Mr. Rodgers and his human and puppet neighbors being nice to one another. It was a bit "hokey", but sincereity and kindness always prevailed. He really taught by example--I think I heard that the "real" Mr. Rodgers was a kind man like his character on the show.

I remember his bunny but can not think of his name. Ahhhh....a reason to call the kids, who, my 3 oldest, have children of their own who probably don't know Mr. Rodgers. Well, my oldest granddaughter, 19, may remember him. Stay tuned...I'll make the calls tomorrow and let you know. I'll also ask them what details they remember about the show. Probably more than me.

Thanks for the memories.
09/26/2011
oldman oldman
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I remember his show, and I remember liking it as a child. Fred Rogers passed away in 2003, though his show is still in syndication.


(text reads: Only one man could fill these shoes. For more than 30 years, Fred Rogers made our ...
Nice memorial for Mr. Rodgers. He is missed by many.
09/26/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Quote:
Originally posted by Wildchild
I remember Fraggle Rock
I wasn't alive when it originally aired, but I think PBS showed it in the 90s, too.
09/26/2011
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