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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was a television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. Rogers was known for creating, hosting and composing the theme music for the educational preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001), which featured his kind-hearted, neighborly, avuncular persona, and nurturing connection to his audiences.
Originally trained and ordained as a minister, Rogers was displeased with the way television addressed children at the time, and made an effort to change this when he began to write for and perform on local Pittsburgh-area shows dedicated to youth. Rogers developed his own show on WQED in 1968, and it was distributed nationwide by Eastern Educational Television Network. Over the course of three decades on television, Rogers became an icon of children's entertainment and education. He was also known for his advocacy of various public causes. His testimony before a lower court in favor of fair-use recording of television shows to play at another time (now known as time shifting) was cited in a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Betamax case, and he gave now-famous testimony to a U.S. Senate committee, advocating government funding for children's television.
Rogers received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 40 honorary degrees, and a Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and was recognized in two congressional resolutions. He was ranked number 35 of the TV Guide's Fifty Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Several buildings and artworks in Pennsylvania are dedicated to his memory, and the Smithsonian Institution displays one of his trademark sweaters as a "Treasure of American History". On June 25, 2016, the Fred Rogers Historical Marker was placed near Latrobe, Pennsylvania in his memory.
- You Can Never Go Down the Drain
- Sometimes People Are Good
- Let's Think of Something to Do
- You've Got to Do It
- Going to Marry Mom
- Are You Brave?
- One and One Are Two
- Please Don't Think It's Funny
- Days of the Week
- What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel?
- When the Baby Comes
- Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
- You're Growing
- Everything Grows Together
- Everybody's Fancy
- Some Things I Don't Understand
- I Can Moo LIke A Cow
- Children Can
- We Are Elephants
- The Clown In Me
- Goldilocks And The Three Bears
- You Are Special
- The Truth Will Make Me Free
- I'm A Man Who Manufactures
- Did You Know?
- It's You I Like
- I'm Proud Of You
- Wishes Don't Make Things Come True
- It's Such A Good Feeling