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March 20th, 2015
Fred McFeely Rogers summered in a modest, gray, shake shingled house on the edge of Nantucket. My mother rented a cottage next door. So Mister Rogers really was my neighbor. On the afternoon of our first meeting, Mister Rogers asked me about my job as an MTV News producer. I felt exposed and a tiny-bit embarrassed, a PBS mind in a jump-cut, sound-bit MTV world. Mister Rogers said warmly, “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.” A year later ...
March 20th, 2015
Mister Rogers certainly ranks amongst America's most-quotable television icons. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was carefully-scripted and thoroughly-rehearsed based on meticulous research. And by all accounts (including my own), he was equally engaging, inspiring and memorable in person. So when, in our film, "Mister Rogers & Me," my brother and I set out to document how he changed my life, it was clear that quotes (in addition to extensive source material and interviews) would be critical. W ...
March 20th, 2015
Mister Rogers & Me won an American Public Television Programming Excellence Award! The award was presented at APT's Fall Marketplace during which PBS stations from around the country gathered to celebrate previously and soon-to-air programming. The Excellence Award honors "a select few of the best programs distributed last year... for their originality, execution, creativity, scope of content and effectiveness in reaching and engaging audiences." "From a chance encounter with the iconi ...