The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

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Abrams, Sep 4, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.
 
The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.
 

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Contents

A Beautiful
PART I
Freddy
Breathing Room
College Days
Love and Music
PART II
Basic Training
PART IV
On Hiatus
Hes Back
Behind the Scenes in the Neighborhood
Fred Rogers Musician
Mister Rogerss Family Values
Fearless Authenticity
Swimming

The Childrens Corner
OnAir Ministry
Dr Margaret McFarland
Toronto and the
PART III
The Birth of Mister Rogers Neighborhood
The Pastore Hearing
Language and Meaning
Mister Rogers Boss and Teacher
Puppet World
PART V
The Legacy
The End of the Neighborhood
Americas Favorite Neighbor
Mister Rogers Lives
A Personal Note on the Importance of Fred Rogers
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index of Searchable Terms
Copyright

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Maxwell King is the CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation. After a career in journalism, including eight years as editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, King served as president of the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments for nearly a decade.

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