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PUBLICATION: Yinzer Magazine
AUTHOR: Katie Mikeska
DATE: June 2018


WORDS FROM MR. ROGERS: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS

By Katie Mikeska

On this, the 50th anniversary of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, I am reminded of a much younger, pigtailed version of myself, that would run into the kitchen for Honeycomb cereal and then plop myself in front of the TV for what was my favorite hour of television. Sesame Street and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Like me, I’m sure most of you reading had a similar childhood experience. Taking a trip into the Neighborhood of Make Believe was a daily delight, and the way Fred Rogers communicated as well as the content of his show made us all a little smarter, a little more patient, and a little more kind. What I didn’t realize when I was five, was that Fred Rogers and his views on society were shaping me into the open minded and empathetic adult woman I am today...

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