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This American Life (CD)

Date: 2004
Format: CD
Label: 21 Balloons
Catalog: 21BP-002
UPC: 649288310922
Purchase/Stream: Amazon


© 2004 This American Life & 21 Balloons Productions

Track List

Disc 1

  1. Mr. Rogers and Me (Mr. Rothbart's Neighborhood)
  2. Who Needs Two? (Show Me the Monet)
  3. Lost in America (I Found Your Letter)

Disc 2

  1. Ghost Dad (Psychic Buddha, Qu'est-ce Que C'est?)
  2. Jets to Brazil (Changing the Channeler)

Program Notes

When I was a little kid, Mr. Rogers invited me and my family to visit him at his summer cottage on Nantucket. Two decades later, in 2001, I visited Mr. Rogers again. This time I brought stories from my own neighborhood, stories of neighborly conflict and distrust -- to see what kind of advice Mr. Rogers could give me. - Davy Rothbart (from the CD liner notes)


"Mr. Rothbart's Neighborhood" first aired on This American Life on May 11, 2001, as part of a show called Neighbors.

Davy Rothbart is included among those featured on the documentary Mister Rogers & Me.

The interior of this CD's back insert features images of King Friday XIII, X the Owl, and Daniel Striped Tiger.


Stories produced by Alex Blumberg and Julie Snyder with Ira Glass.
Album Design: Peter Rothbart
© 2004 This American Life & 21 Balloons Productions

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