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American television personality (1928–2003)

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Fred Rogers: American television personality (1928–2003)
Fred McFeely Rogers, also known as Mister Rogers, was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001.


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We're all first responders amid coronavirus, armed with kindness, compassion and empathy

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Mister Rogers said to 'look for the helpers.' Here's how to help amid coronavirus panic.

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Tom Hanks offers a Mr. Rogers-inspired coronavirus isolation update from Australia

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Today in History for February 27th

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Overlooked No More: Margaret McFarland, Mentor to Mister Rogers

Behind the scenes of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” McFarland, a child psychologist, helped shape the groundbreaking show.
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Did that really happen? We fact-check Tom Hanks' new Mister Rogers movie

Tom Hanks' Mister Rogers film 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' is inspired by real events, but with Hollywood gloss. Here's what really happened.
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She’s Mrs. Rogers. But Joanne Rogers Has ‘Always Been Her Own Person.’

Fred Rogers’s widow, at 91, still acts as a spokeswoman for her husband’s legacy. But she had a long career as a concert pianist, performing duets around the country and recording two albums.
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Why Tom Hanks says playing Mister Rogers was "terrifying"

Hanks said he "began to have the night sweats" after agreeing to play the beloved character in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
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Tour Mister Rogers' real neighborhood in Pennsylvania

As "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" hits theaters, Chris Rodell takes you on a tour of Mister Rogers' real neighborhood, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
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Why Tom Hanks took on Mister Rogers role after first saying no

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Impact of 5th Democratic debate; Why Tom Hanks agreed to play Mr. Rogers

Watch Part 3 of "CBS This Morning": CBS News political contributors Robby Mook and Terry Sullivan discuss how the Democratic candidates did in the fifth debate. Also, Academy Award-winning actor Tom..
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Mister Rogers' lasting impact on his hometown

As the world is set to be reminded of the values and kindness of Mister Rogers through the release of a new movie about Fred Rogers life, the people from his real life hometown of Pittsburgh say his..
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Why Tom Hanks took on the role of Mr. Rogers after initially turning it down

Tom Hanks plays Fred Rogers in the highly anticipated new movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” The Academy Award-winning actor said he initially turned down the part, but director Marielle..
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Mr. Rogers' real neighborhood: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the town that forged Fred Rogers

In Fred Rogers' hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, trolleys are to town identity what little green men are to Roswell, New Mexico. Take a tour.
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Tom Hanks, Mr. Rogers clue leaves 'Jeopardy!' players stumped with blank stares

In a puzzling manner, "Jeopardy!" contestants didn't chime in when shown the clue to Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers.
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"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" director on Mr. Rogers' "fundamental message"

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Tom Hanks tried Mr. Rogers' techniques on his granddaughter. And it worked.

Grandpa Tom Hanks is using what he learned after playing Mr. Rogers in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." And by gosh, it works.
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'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' brings out the warm fuzzies with Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers

America's Dad Tom Hanks impresses in a perfectly warm and fuzzy (albeit supporting) role as Fred Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day the Neighborhood.'
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For World Kindness Day, a hospital dressed newborns in red cardigans like Mister Rogers

To commemorate World Kindness Day, Pittsburgh's West Penn Hospital dressed infants in red cardigans — in the style of Pittsburgh hero Fred Rogers.
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Exclusive cover reveal: First look at Mister Rogers picture book bio, 'Hello, Neighbor!'

'Hello, Neighbor!' will be the first official picture book biography of Mister Rogers.
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Tom Hanks feels so right as Mr. Rogers giving a lesson in forgiveness in 'A Beautiful Day'

Tom Hanks finds his inner Fred Rogers for 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,' which premiered in Toronto. The movie isn't really about Mr. Rogers.
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Tom Hanks on why he’s the perfect Mr. Rogers

Fans at the Toronto International Film Festival wore their red sweaters to welcome Tom Hanks, who portrays Mr. Rogers in the new film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” and Hanks joked about..
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Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers gives us our childhood back in first 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' trailer

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" first trailer is bound to make anyone who remembers Mister Rogers fondly get a little misty-eyed.
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Trailer for Mr. Rogers movie released

The official trailer for the film has been released – it not only follows Mr. Rogers, but a man whose life he changed
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Tom Hanks shines as Mr. Rogers

Tom Hanks shines as Mr. Rogers in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" trailer.
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