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When Parents Are Away

Date: 1987
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: Playhouse Video / Family Communications Inc.
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)



As children grow, there are times parents must be away from their children -- whether the children stay at home with a sitter or are in daycare. In this video visit, television's Mister Rogers helps children and adults deal with these times. In a typical Rogers style, this video visit contains songs, honest talk, outings to a daycare center and a graham-cracker factory, and, of course, journeys to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

In that puppet realm, a business trip takes King Friday and Queen Sara Saturday away from their son. As they look for a caregiver to stay with Prince Tuesday, the royal couple experiences mixed emotions -- as does the prince while his parents are gone. For most families, resolving these feelings will be a familiar dilemma.

"Talking about our feelings is one of the best ways to become comfortable with them," says Rogers, "and the people we love are the best people to talk with." MISTER ROGERS: WHEN PARENTS ARE AWAY can help your family talk about times of separation -- and the feelings those times bring.

Color, 1987, 66 Minutes.




This video includes excerpts from the Day Care and Night Care series of episodes.


With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Charles Altman, Helena Beasley, Bridgette Clark, David Newell, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks: Nabisco Brands Inc., Philadelphia Bakery
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producers: Casey Brown, Margaret Whitmer
Music Director: John Costa
Set Designer: Jack Guest
Editor: Michael Colonna
Properties: Kathy Borland, Alexis Samulski
Production Assistants: Victoria Gedrys, Lenny Meledandri, Joanne Peacock
Interns: Deborah Gipson, Ellen Moore
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinators: John Cosgrove, Mark Smukler
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Technical Directors: Marjorie Mastellino, Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Directors: Kate Kearney, Bob Lubomski
Video: Don Williamson, Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Jerry Cobbs, Jim Durham
Videotape: Kevin Conrad, William Moore
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Location Production: Jerry Hughes, Mark Knobil, Joe Seamans, John Sutton
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artists: Kathy Corton, Dawn Marie Gradkowski, Crispin Gray, Fredricka Gray, Kristin Jacobs, Darla Karchella, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editors: Paul Byers, Kevin Conrad
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 Public Television Stations and The Sears-Roebuck Foundation
A production of Family Communications
© 1983, 1987 Family Communications, Inc.

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