Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Our Rootle Kids Crew has recently moved to some very cool digs and the new work area is, as you might imagine, filled with all sorts of kid-friendly décor. Plush toys, books, posters, cardboard standups – all of these are on display. Since it’s a Mister Rogers themed week, I snapped a pic of the only piece of Neighborhood memorabilia I could see…

The book is called A Trolley Visit To Make-Believe written by Fred Rogers himself (illustrated by Pat Sustendal). You’ll note a few of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe residents riding the magical transport – although I’m not sure why King Friday and Queen Sara would leave Prince Tuesday at home. The book was published by Random House in 1987.


Please Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

To celebrate Mister Rogers Day, the UNC-TV gathered in our lobby earlier for this pic…


Join us in a few hours for MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE and commemorate fifty years of gentle, unconditional love.


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The revels continue with more Mister Rogers Day fun…


Would You Be Mine?

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, NPR’s FRESH AIR presented a special re-broadcast of a 1984 Terry Gross interview with Fred Rogers. Listen to the conversation at the FRESH AIR website.


Since We’re Together We Might As Well Say

Mister Rogers Day continues hereabout the halls of UNC-TV. To show our love for the television icon who championed our industry his entire adult life, we’re taking a group photo and recording a video to share on social media (more about that later).

Right now – have you ever wondered why sweaters and sneakers were so important in Mister Rogers’ NeighborhoodREWIRE discussed the wardrobe choice last year on Roger’s birthday.


Let’s Make The Most Of This Beautiful Day

Today, UNC-TV is celebrating Mister Rogers Day! The festivities cap off this evening with the PBS documentary MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE at 8pm but all day long I’ll be posting some Neighborhood tidbits and Fred Rogers tributes. Join us, won’t you, by putting on your best cardigan and sneakers in honor of a very special life and all of those Rogers reached on the screen and behind the scenes.