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Mister Rogers Talks with Parents About School

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


Produced by Family Communications, Inc., 1980. Distributed by PBS VIDEO.
©1988 Public Broadcasting Service.


Original air date: August 19, 1979

Filmed in the studios of WQED / Pittsburgh, Mister Rogers Talks With Parents About School features the expert opinions of Fred Rogers and author/educator Ellen Galinsky.

Hosted by Sandy Hill of Good Morning America, this one-hour special offers parents insight and advice regarding young children going to school.

Along with commentary from Fred Rogers and Ms. Galinsky and their responses to audience members' questions, this special also includes clips from the School episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.


  • Sandy Hill
  • Ellen Galinsky





The special preceded Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's School week of episodes which originally aired in August of 1979. Featured in this special are clips from that week's episodes.

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



Director: Hugh Martin
Producer: Jayne Adair
Associate Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Assistant Director: Jill Philipson
Production Coordinator: John Cosgrove
Set Designer: Jack Guest
Production Manager: Sam Newbury
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Engineer in Charge: Ken Anderson
Camera: Jack Arthurs, Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Dick LaSota, Alan Lawyer
Video: Tom Deluga
Videotape: Chet Bednar
Technical Director: James C. Ochtun
Satellite Communications: Ralph Seigler
Telecine: Paul Byers
Musical Director: John Costa
Studio Supervisor: Mark Adelsheim
Production: Kate Kearney, Tom Wholey
Carpenters: Pat Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artist: Russell C. Stang
Vidifont: Casimir Kuzmirek
Remote Directors: Roger Crawford, Mark Mangus
Assistant to the Producer: Janet Hamnett
Production Assistant: Victoria Hughes
Makeup: Jeannee Josefczyk
Announcer: Russ Hamnett
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.
Special Thanks To: KRMA-TV. Denver, Rocky Mt. Broadcast Center, South Carolina ETV, Cee Bee Furniture, Barto Flowers
Executive Producers: Basil Cox, Fred Rogers

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
1979 Family Communications, Inc.

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