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Old Friends...New Friends: Episode 213

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Guests: Tom Cottle, PhD

Fred Rogers talks with psychologist Tom Cottle about open honesty and being present in the moment.

Dr. Cottle shares about his life and career as footage is shared of him working closely with young people in an urban setting.

Fred Rogers concludes: "There's real courage in risking to be yourself and allowing the people you're with to be themselves, too. Not everyone's as courageous as Tom Cottle. A good conversation, like a good friendship, is an encounter between two people who have a true interest in each other. It sounds simple, but it's not. Like love, it can not be taught or measured. It can only be experienced. That must be what makes it so precious."




Dr. Cottle appeared as a guest on Mister Rogers Talks with Parents About Competition.

Although this episode is listed in a 1983 Family Communications order form as Episode 212, the introduction to the actual recording (as seen above) clearly shows that this is Episode 213.

Episode Credits

Produced, Directed, and Edited by Phyllis Chinlund
Written by Fred Rogers
Associate Producer-Production Manager: Sam Newbury
Photography: Joe Seamans
Assistant Cameraman-Gaffer: Mark Knobil
Sound: Alan Dater, John Sutton
Assistant Editor: Alison Gold
Production Assistant: Tom Payne
Negative Cutter: Noelle Penraat
Rerecording Mixer: Emil Neroda
Special Thanks To: Angela, Domingo, and Jan; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Columbia College; The Cottle Family; Rachmaninoff Sonata for Piano and Cello performed by Gitta Gradova (pianist) and Raya Garbousove (cellist)
Director: Hugh Martin
Associate Producer: Cathy L. Cohen
Photography: Joe Seamans
Assistant Cameraman-Gaffer: Mark Knobil
Dolly Grip: Ed Letteri
Grip: Doug Coates
Sound: John Sutton
Art Director: Charles Altman
Production Assistant: Patty Lynch
Musical Director: John Costa
Musicians: George Bascasa, Carl McVicker, Joe Negri, Robert Rawsthorne
Videotape Editing: Paul Byers
Videotape Sound: Don McCall
Titles: Hugh Martin
Consultants: Margaret McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.

Produced with the cooperation of WQED/Pittsburgh
Executive Producers: Basil Cox, Fred Rogers

1980 Family Communications

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