Please Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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

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

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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.

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

It’s finally here! Join host Michael Keaton as he pays tribute to the pioneering children’s series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. Celebrities, cast members and Joanne Rogers reveal their favorite memories from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Derek Jacobi confirms there will be no more Last Tango in Halifax. Last year’s two-part Christmas special finishes the series. Continue reading

A New Face In The Neighborhood

Fred Rogers died nearly fifteen years ago but the children’s TV host left behind an enormous legacy far beyond 30+ seasons of one of the most beloved television series ever. This year alone, the Morgan Neville documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? premiered at Sundance and PBS is celebrating 50 years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like in March. Now, the word from Tinseltown is that none other than Tom Hanks will be portraying Rogers in a new film based on the late TV personality’s life.

You Are My Friend has been acquired by TriStar Pictures and is set to begin production in September. The feature film is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Marielle Heller will direct and the screenplay is by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

There’s no release date as yet, obviously. But I’m sure I join the legions of Mr. Rogers fans out there who’ll be eagerly awaiting this film’s arrival in the Cineplex.