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Episode 1579

Topic: Making Mistakes
Air Date: May 7, 1987
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Mister Rogers arrives with a poster advertising pianist André Watts in concert before he talks about when he himself was learning to play the piano.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is searching for Audrey Duck before her poetry reading. Audrey is hiding after being sprayed by Mr. Skunk. Lady Aberlin and Neighbor Aber encourage Audrey, building her confidence enough that she returns to the castle for her reading.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers is invited to the concert hall to hear André Watts play the piano. Mr. Watts talks about how he himself has made many mistakes as he plays the piano.


André Watts is a classical pianist and, according to Wikipedia, a professor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. You can read more about Mr. Watts on the Wikipedia entry about his life and career.

This episode is included on the DVD Mister Rogers & Making Mistakes.

Appearing In This Episode


  • André Watts




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Susan Linn, Carole Muller, André Watts
Special thanks to: Columbia Artists Management
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producers: Casey Brown
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1987 Family Communications, Inc.

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