This year is the 50th anniversary of the show's premiere, and on Tuesday Rogers-who died of stomach cancer in 2003 at the age of 74-would have turned 90.
Focus Features has released the first official trailer for the Mr. Rogers' documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor that explores the life and contribution of esteemed entertainer Fred Rogers to television.
The episodes start streaming at 1 p.m. ET on March 20. Beginning at 10 a.m. PT, Twitch is airing 90 of the most popular episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was also awarded a Peabody in 1968 for youth and children's programming. "Low production values, simple set, an unlikely star", she mused, "yet it worked!".
An ordained Presbyterian minister, Rogers dedicated his television career to promoting children's emotional and moral well-being. "And what we see and hear on the screen is part of who we become".
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"The Fred Rogers I discovered making this film is at once comfortably familiar and completely surprising".
Despite whatever turbulence was roiling the world outside, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was always a welcoming place of cardigan sweaters and innocent wonder. "And so he talked to the little boy and explained what television was all about, and the little boy was just taking it all in, and when Fred finished, the little boy said, 'How are you going to get back in?'" While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood.
The documentary, which will hit theaters on June 8, will likely be praised for its message of hope and caring amid the unrelenting negativity and divisiveness coming from Washington.