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Mister Rogers Talks with Parents About Pets

Date: 1988
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: PBS Video


Produced by Family Communications, Inc., 1982. Distributed by PBS VIDEO.
©1988 Public Broadcasting Service.


Original air date: May 30, 1982

Filmed in the studios of WQED / Pittsburgh on the interior set of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Mister Rogers Talks With Parents About Pets features the expert opinions of Fred Rogers as he talks with a group of parents about their children and their pets.

This one-hour special offers parents insight and advice regarding young children's perspective on pets and the feeligns that come along with owning a family pet.


  • Harry and Barbara Clark
  • Anne Dill
  • Robert Hagins
  • Tom and Nellita Link
  • Julie Staelin




This special preceded Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's Pets week of episodes which originally aired in May of 1982.

This special features a short advertisement for the Talking With Families About Pets pamphlet published by Family Communications Inc. 


Special Thanks To: Harry and Barbara Clark, Anne Dill, Robert Hagins, Tom and Nellita Link, Julie Staelin
With Fred Rogers
Producers: Sam Newbury, Molly Youngling
Director: Paul Lally
Editors: Michael Colonna, Sam Newbury
Associate Producer: Margy Whitmer
Assistant Director: Wayne Morris
Production Assistant: Viki Gedrys
Production Coordinator: John Cosgrove
Technical Supervisor: Ken Anderson
Lighting Director: Frank Warninksy
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Studio Camera: Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel, Don McCall
Audio: Dick LaSota
Video: Tom Deluga
Videotape: Paul Byers
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Prompter Operator: Jim Seech
Production: Doug Coates
Music Director: John Costa
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Set Designer: Jack Guest
Videotape Editor: Chuck Aikman
Videotape Sound: Bill Forsythe
Post Production: TPC Communications Inc.
Special Thanks To: Sister Bonnie Heh Carlow College Campus School, Victoria Dimidjian, Marsha Poster Rosenbloom
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado MD, Margaret B. McFarland PhD, Dr. Douglas Nowicki OSB, Rev. Neil R. Paylor PhD

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Executive Producers: Basil Cox, Fred Rogers

A production of Family Communications
1982 Family Communications, Inc.

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