53. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was one of the most
and well-liked children's show in the history of
Television. Public TV differs from the more common
television in that it is not funded by
revenue. Public Television is a network of television
throughout the country that is dedicated to bringing
programming to the people of the United States.
. Rogers' Neighborhood ran from February 1968 through August
, and was hosted by the show's namesake, Fred
. It was a half-hour children's show that featured
popular Rogers as host. It is often referred
as the Mr. Rogers show.
Rogers began his
in 1953 on a PBS station in the
part of the country as the Children's Corner.
performed as a puppeteer, and it was aired
live television. There Rogers developed many of the
that would become famous as his show progressed.
1967, his show went on the national TV
, and remained there until 2001.
Rogers style and
demeanor made him an instant celebrity who was
-liked by both children and adults. In his early
, Rogers studied to become a Presbyterian minister, but
't like how children's programming was being presented. He
writing children's songs, and soon began his own
show on public television. During the next three
, Rogers became a true American icon through his
. His great compassion, morality, and patience were possibly
most liked characteristics.
Rogers was not only a
TV personality, he was also a human rights
. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as
as the Peabody Award for meritorious public service.
was inducted into the Television Hall of fame,
has received approximately 40 honorary degrees.