Mr. Rogers

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For those who knew and loved his television program for children, Mr. Rogers needs no introduction. For those new to him, the best first meeting I can offer to you is through his words, captured by about embracing everyone as his neighbor:

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“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem. Then there are those who see the need and respond. I call these people my heroes.”

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According to, It was Fred Rogers’ grandfather, Fred Brooks McFeely, who first said, “You’ve made this day a special day by just you being you, Freddy, and I like you just the way you are.”
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Born in 1928 and growing up a chubby, shy, and lonely boy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, young Fred cherished his acceptance from his grandfather, who helped give him confidence by allowing him to grow. An only child until the age of 11, Fred often expressed himself through his fingers- by making up stories with hand puppets and pounding out emotions on the piano.
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As a music major in his final year of college preparing to go into the ministry, he returned home for Easter vacation and encountered his first television set. He was disgusted that this amazing new invention was being wasted on the nationwide broadcasting of people putting pies in each other’s faces. Right then and there he changed his plans and decided to work with television instead to make something better of it. His family was against it but Fred was determined.
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In 1951, after graduating from Rollins College with a bachelor’s degree in music composition, Rogers went to New York to work for…...

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