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.


Wednesday Trivia Question

Who gave Fred Rogers the very first Daniel Tiger puppet? Continue reading


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…


Could You Be Mine?

Mister Rogers Day continues so I thought I’d share some articles as folks around the country celebrate the man, the show, the legend.

The New York Times shares Five Memorable Moments from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Today Contributor Terri Peters gives us Six Touching Stories About Mister Rogers.

The New York Daily News present The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers in Photographs.

Lastly, CNN allows one woman to tell us What America Needs Now Is Mister Rogers.

More Mister Rogers thoughts and shares later.


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.