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Mister Rogers Talks with Parents About Divorce

Date: 1988
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: PBS Video
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)


Produced by Family Communications, Inc., 1981. Distributed by PBS VIDEO.
©1988 Public Broadcasting Service.


Original air date: February 15, 1981

Filmed in the studios of WQED / Pittsburgh, Mister Rogers Talks With Parents About Divorce features the expert opinions of Fred Rogers and family counselor/author Earl Grollman.

Hosted by Susan Stamberg of NPR's All Things Considered, this one-hour special offers parents insight and advice regarding young children dealing with and understanding divorce.

Fred Rogers and Mr. Grollman spend the hour offering their thoughts on the subject and responding to audience members' questions.


  • Earl Grollman
  • Susan Stamberg




The special preceded Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's Divorce week of episodes which originally aired in February of 1981.

Half-way through this special, mention is made of the Talking with Families About Divorce pamphlet published by Family Communications Inc.

An instrumental of Many Ways To Say I Love You plays throughout the ending credits.


Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Hugh Martin
Associate Producers: Cathy L. Cohen, Patty Lynch
Assistant Director: Wayne Morris
Production Coordinator: John Cosgrove
Technical Supervisor: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Mark Adelsheim
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Technical Director: James G. Ochtun
Camera: Jack Arthurs, Paul Byers, Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Dick LaSota, Bob Foreman
Location Audio: John Sutton
Video: Tom Deluga
Videotape: Bob Millslagle, Kevin Conrad
Videotape Editor: Don Wright
Videotape Sound: Bill Forsythe, Mark West, Gary Kunde
Floor Managers: Nick Tallo, Jim Seech
Prompter Operator: Doug Coates
Production: Joseph Abeln, Kate Kearney, Mark Knobil, Tom Wholey
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Painter: Russ Stang
Production Assistants: JoAnn Depp, Heidi Hughes, Margo Artale
Scene Designer: Jack Guest
Music Director: John Costa
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bobby Rawsthorne
Title Drawing: Jim Prokell
Post-Production Facility: TPC Communications Inc.
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland PhD, Dr. Douglas Nowicki OSB, Rev. Neil R. Paylor PhD, The Center for Children in Family Crisis
Special Thanks To: Barto Flowers, Gee Bee Furniture, The Plant Warehouse
Executive Producers: Basil Cox, Fred Rogers

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
1981 Family Communications, Inc.

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