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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Airs Saturday, February, 9 at 8 p.m.

One of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers.

For over 30 years, Fred Rogers – an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer – hosted the beloved PBS show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, seen daily in homes across America. Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.

In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.

 

 

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