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What About Love?

Date: 1987
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: Playhouse Video
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)



In this video visit from MISTER ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD, creator and host Fred Rogers thinks about love in its different guises.

Love is never easy to understand, especially when people who love each other get angry. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is confused when her loving uncle and aunt, King Friday XIII and Queen Sara Saturday, have a fight. As Lady Aberlin puts the question, "What is Love?" to the other neighbors, she comes to appreciate the intensity and complexity of loving relationships.

It's the people we love the most who can make use the maddest. Mister Rogers reminds us, while encouraging children to find appropriate ways to express their strong feelings. One way to express anger, for instance, might be to play a xylophone or a drum -- percussionist Don Liuzzi helps with this.

MISTER ROGERS: WHAT ABOUT LOVE? both affirms the value of love and acknowledges other feelings that can go along with it. As for love itself: "The more love you give to others, the more love you have for yourself," Rogers assures his viewing friends. "You can keep on giving love...and you can never run out!"

Color, 1987, 51 Minutes




  • This video includes Neighborhood of Make-Believe segmets from Episodes 1307, 1308, and 1309.
  • The visit to Negri's Music Shop is taken from Episode 1523.


With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Liuzzi, Joe Negri, Bob Trow, Audrey Roth
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producers: Sam Newbury, Bob Walsh
Directors: Paul Lally, Bob Walsh
Associate Producers: Casey Brown, Betsy Nadas Seamans, David Newell
Assistant Producer: Laura Perkins
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David Smith
Properties: Kathy Borland
Production Assistants: Azriel Gamliel, Lenny Meledandri, Joanne Peacock
Intern: Ellen Moore
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson, Tom Knight
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: Mark Smukler
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Technical Director: Marjorie Mastellino
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Director: Bob Lubomski
Video: Tom Deluga, Don Williamson
Studio Cameras: David Anthony, Dick LaSota, Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Jerry Cobbs, Jim Durham
Videotape: William Moore
Audio Post Production: Tim Benedict
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Location Production: John Burdick, Jerry Hughes, Mark Knobil, Joe Seamans
Microscopic Photography: Carl Partanen Ph.D.
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artists: Kristin Jacobs, Rhonda Levin, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne, Michael Taylor
Videotape Editors: Chet Bednar, Paul Byers
Videotape Sound: Bob Millslagle
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Parts of this program were excerpted from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and were originally produced with grants from The Sears-Roebuck Foundation and The Coporation For Public Broadcasting

A production of Family Communications © 1973, 1987 Family Communications, Inc.

Appearing In This Video

Mister Rogers | Donkey Hodie | Harriett Elizabeth Cow | Lady Aberlin | King Friday XIII | Handyman Negri | Miss Paulificate | Queen Sara Saturday | X the Owl | Robert Troll | Lady Elaine Fairchilde

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