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Lessons From Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Total Running Time: 52 minutes, 47 seconds
This documentary highlights the psychological and educational lessons that Fred Rogers taught through music, puppetry and metaphor – in a powerful way that was both authentic and direct. A trained composer and minister, as well as a sophisticated student of child development and psychology, Rogers consulted with senior mental health professionals about every element of the program, all of which he created himself. The structure and tone of the show provided a friendly “neighborhood” – a virtual “holding environment” – within which even disturbing themes (like the fears stimulated by divorce or the imagined danger of angry impulses) could be safely explored. This film is about Rogers' contribution to the well-being of our national psyche, helping us to manage both daily challenges and life's difficult passages. Although children were his primary audience, the truth is that Mister Rogers' lessons have always been relevant for people of all ages.
Director & Editor: Judy Rubin
Excerpts from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" used with permission from The Fred Rogers Company
Footage supplied courtesy of WQED Multimedia, Pittsburgh, PA
Footage from the Fred Rogers Oral History Collection supplied courtesy of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children's Media, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Archive of American Television www.emmystvlegends.org, North Hollywood, CA
With generous support from The Heinze Endowments
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Corner image by Spencer Fruhling. Used with permission.
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