Fred Rogers


Fred Rogers Brief Biography

Fred Rogers
Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 " February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, author, and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968"2001), which featured his gentle, soft-spoken personality and directness to his audiences.

Initially educated to be a minister, Rogers was displeased with the way television addressed children and made an effort to change this when he began to write for and perform on local Pittsburgh-area shows dedicated to youth. WQED developed his own show in 1968 and it was distributed nationwide by Eastern Educational Television Network. Over the course of three decades on television, Fred Rogers became an indelible American icon of children's entertainment and education, as well as a symbol of compassion, patience, and morality. 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.

Fred Rogers News

• The Almanac for June 24, the 175th day of 2017
• The Almanac for March 20, the 79th day of 2017
• The Almanac for March 8, the 67th day of 2017
• Misty Copeland and Sandra Oh lend their voices to characters on 'Peg + Cat'

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