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Episode 1710

Topic: Brave & Strong
Air Date: August 30, 1996
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Next Episode: 1711 - Sharing
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Mister Rogers starts off this visit by demonstrating two tuning whistles. Although they look the same, they sound very different. He goes to his piano and plays the notes made by the whistles.

Taking the whistles with him, Mister Rogers visits a music rehearsal at Negri's Music Shop where the musicians play Be Brave, Be Strong and Let's Think of Something to Do.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel asks that the cereal that has fallen on his clock be packaged and given to people in need. Mayor Maggie sings Then Your Heart is Full of Love before Neighbor Aber brings a forklift to help move the boxes of cereal.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Then Your Heart is Full of Love before Mr. McFeely stops by with some yogurt to share and a film on how yogurt is made.

Mister Rogers concludes by talking about loving: "There's so many things to know and wonder about in this world. And there's so many people who want to show and tell you all they can. People who want to help you to learn and to be brave and strong and interesting and loving. That's the best part of living -- loving. And I love being with you."


The musicians rehearsing at Negri's Music Shop include John Costa, Bob Rawsthorne, Carl McVicker, Joe Negri, and Eric Kloss. 

As Mr. McFeely gives the cup of yogurt to Mister Rogers, Mister Rogers says, "I love yogurt!" According to the March 2000 issue of Biography Magazine, every day Fred Rogers would "bring his own lunch of yogurt and crackers in small red duffel bag."

The film of yogurt being made was made in conjuction with Stonyfield Farm Yogurt.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Eric Kloss




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, John Costa, Eric Kloss, Lenny Meledandri, Carl McVicker, Joe Negri, David Newell, Bob Rawsthorne, Maggie Stewart
Special thanks to: Ravita's Kawai Piano & Organ Center, Stonyfield Farm Yogurt, Vermont Story Works
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Editor: Susan Howard
Assistant Art Director: Catherine McConnell
Properties: Andy Vogt
Production Assistants: Amanda Kelso, Lenny Meledandri
Production Inter: Keywan Rezaei
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Directors: Joe Abeln, Bob Lubomski
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Art Vogel
Audio: Dick Lasota
Videotape: Bill Moore
Floor Managers: Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Carpenters: Rich Karapandi, Don Kann Sr.
Location Production: Mark Adelsheim, John Burdick, Regina Calarie, Brandt Clark, Chris Dahl, Eric Frank, Brad Goodman, Sean Kelly, Bob Lubomski, John Mabilia, Alex Porter, Mark Rinaudin, Mike Schmehl, Rich Schutte, Bob Shaner, Rich Sieg, Donny Stegall
Scenic Artists: Joe Abeln, Leah Blackwood, Nora Cline, James Desmone, Smith Hutchings, Pam Lewis, Michele Misiti, Julie Rosen, Sarah Smith, Sandra Streiff, Vickie Toner
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Audio: Dick Lasota, Myles Marks, Dennis Williams
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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© 1996 Family Communications, Inc.

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