|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers talks about how he can tell the difference between objects by feeling them. With a large piece of paper, he sits on the floor and uses a crayon to make a rubbing of the rug's texture before singing Everything Grows Together. Outside, Mister Rogers makes a rubbing of the welcome mat on the porch.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII has called for the world's best jazz musicians. While Handyman Negri gathers the players, King Friday prepares his bass violin and Lady Aberlin invites others throughout the Neighborhood.
Handyman Negri returns with Eric Kloss -- a blind saxophonist. Lady Elaine does not understand how he can play music without being able to see. Dr. Bill explains that Mr. Kloss did not do anything bad to cause his blindness and that those who are blind can still do many other things. Mr. Kloss is joined by Handyman Negri, Johnny Costa, Bob Rawsthorne, and Michael Taylor for jazzy versions of It's Such a Good Feeling and It's You I Like.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers wonders if Lady Elaine might have been concerned with Mr. Kloss' blindness since she was recently responsible for hurting X the Owl's wing. He explains how Mr. Kloss learns by listening and touching. He concludes by singing Everybody's Fancy.
Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in association with Small World Enterpriese, Inc. for N.E.T.
Created by Fred Rogers
Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears-Roebuck Foundtation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
© 1971 National Educational Television and Radio Center
Appearing In This Episode
Mister Rogers | King Friday XIII | Handyman Negri | Lady Aberlin | Dr. Bill Platypus | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Queen Sara Saturday | Prince Tuesday | Johnny Costa | Ana Platypus | Bob Rawsthorne | Michael Taylor
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