Mister Rogers Neighborhood: Children Television And Fred Rogers

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Mark Collins, Margaret Mary Kimmel
University of Pittsburgh Press, Sep 11, 1997 - Performing Arts - 272 pages
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Foreword by Bob Garfield. Afterword by Marian Wright Edelman

Born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Fred Rogers began his television career in 1951 at NBC. In 1954, he became program director for the newly founded WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, the first community-supported television station in the United States. From 1954 to 1961, Rogers and Josie Carey produced and performed in WQED's The Children's Corner, which became part of the the Saturday morning lineup on NBC in 1955 and 1956.

It was after Fred Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with a special charge of serving children and their families through television, that he developed what became the award-winning PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Fred Rogers began his television career in 1951 at NBC, and in 1954, he became program director for the newly founded WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, the first community-supported television station in the United States. From 1954 to 1961, Rogers and Josie Carey produced and performed in WQED's The Children's Corner, which became part of the the Saturday morning lineup on NBC in 1955 and 1956. It was after Fred Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with a special charge of serving children and their families through television, that he developed what became the award-winning PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
 

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Contents

Born Again in Rogers
Fred Rogers and the Significance of Story
What Is Essential Is Invisible to the Eye
The Myth the Man the Legend
The Reality of MakeBelieve
The Meaning of Transitions in Mister Rogers
An Interview with YoYo
Puppetry on Mister Rogers
Television in
Mister Rogers Speaks to Parents
Other Viewers Other Rooms
A Photo Essay
A Nation of Neighborhoods
Marian Wright Edelman
Bibliography
Index

The Theology of Mister Rogers Neighborhood
Keeper of the Dream

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About the author (1997)

Mark Collins teaches in the Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh and is a contributing editor to Pitt Magazine. He is the author of Imperfect Journey, a collection of essays.

Margaret Mary Kimmel is professor in the department of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches children's literature and courses related to the provision of information services to young people. With Elizabeth Segal, Dr. Kimmel co-edited For Reading Out Loud. She also is involved with the selection of titles for Golden Triangle Books--historical classics for children from the University of Pittsburgh Press.

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