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Episode 1725

Topic: Giving and Receiving
Air Date: February 20, 1998
Previous Episode: 1724 - Giving and Receiving
Next Episode: 1726 - You and I Together
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Mister Rogers arrives with some pictures of his friend LeVar Burton in his various televison roles. Mr. McFeely calls to say that he will deliver a book for Mr. Burton to read when he visits later in the day.

Moving into the kitchen, Mister Rogers decides to show his gratitude to Mr. McFeely by making him a gift. Using a piece of tissue paper, Mister Rogers makes a bow tie which he tapes to a piece of construction paper. He completes the gift by writing "Thank You" on the paper before he sings Many Ways to Say I Love You. Mr. McFeely arrives with a copy of The Daddy Book and is very grateful for Mister Rogers' gift.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Neighbor Aber shows the finder balloon to King Friday who continues to scoff at what he considers to be foolishness. Robert Troll arrives wearing a pair of large glasses which he says will help him as he looks for Lady Elaine. He informs Neighbor Aber that Fortune Cookie Man was found taking a rest in the F.C. Room of the Museum-Go-Round. The finder balloon leads Robert Troll and Neighbor Aber to the Museum-Go-Round.

At the museum, Betty Okonak Templeton and Fortune Cookie Man find Lady Elaine who had locked herself in the L Room. As Lady Elaine is freed, King Friday arrives to apologize to everyone for his recent arrogance and recognizes his appreciation for other people's gifts.

Back at the house, LeVar Burton arrives to share The Daddy Book.


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Appearing In This Episode


  • LeVar Burton




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, LeVar Burton, David Newell, Paul Tifford Jr., Bob Trow
Special thanks to: Reading Rainbow, a production of GPN/Nebraska ETV, WNED-TV, and produced by Lancit Media; ROOTS photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Domestic Television and ABC, Inc.; Star Treck photo courtesy of Viacom; Simon and Schuster Education Group, The Daddy Book by Ann Morris, Photographs by Ken Heyman
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Music Directors: John Costa, Michael Moricz
Editor: Susan Howard
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Assistant Art Director: Catherine McConnell
Properties: Andy Vogt
Production Assistants: Chris Boulton, Lenny Meledandri
Production Intern: Charlie Beanner
Lead Technician: Tom Deluga
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Dick LaSota
Studio Cameras: Dave Foreman, Don McCall, Art Vogel
Videotape: Bill Moore
Floor Managers: Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Scenic Artists: Leah Blackwood, Pam Lewis, Gregg Puchalski, Sandra Streiff
Make-Up: Patty Bell
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Bob Millslagle
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1998 Family Communications, Inc.

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