The woman who created “Blue’s Clues,” Angela C. Santomero, explains how she’s keeping Fred Rogers’ legacy alive with Daniel Tiger.
From the time he challenged racism to the time he normalized breastfeeding.
Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks will star as Mister Rogers in an upcoming biopic about the host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and his relationship with journalist Tom Junod.
Fred Rogers often encountered criticism from viewers of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.' In letter after letter, irate viewers criticized everything from his generous views of divine grace to his pacifist approach to war to his bold decision to show the erect nipple of a breast-feeding mother.
Right now, no one is neglecting kids' TV -- it's all over TV, newspapers and magazine, blogs and social media. So, let's use this moment to defend media content (not just TV) that delivers flexible, proven, cost-effective, equitable and engaging teaching and learning.
Fred Rogers, the beloved creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, never marched in the black civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. Although the registered Republican was far from a street protestor, Rogers eventually became a quiet advocate of racial integration.
Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.
In the deepest recesses of his heart, Fred Rogers was an unabashed universalist who believed that God never gives up on any of us exactly because we are all essentially good, valuable, and lovable: God is the Great Appreciator, and we are the greatly appreciated.
The real truth is that Rogers was a pacifist who fashioned Mister Rogers' Neighborhood as a platform for sharing his countercultural beliefs about nonviolence.
In the beginning, Mister Rogers was just a comforting distraction. A little background noise, some bright colors for eyes that could only make out large blobs. Soon, he became part of our day. My husband would leave before it was light outside, but inside I sat in the glow of the television for 30 minutes each morning.
Fred Rogers practiced a spiritual vegetarianism grounded in gratitude to God, and in his own subtle and quiet way, he modeled this radical spirituality for his millions of viewers.
"Wasn't he gay?" That's what people often ask me when they learn that I'm working on a book about Fred Rogers -- the beloved creator, writer, and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. I've come to believe that the question, however intended, reveals just as much about the questioners as it does about Rogers.
Through years of research and conversations with parents, we've heard from scores of moms and dads who love their children and want to see them succeed in school, but who feel hopelessly on the outside of their learning.
How are we supposed to effect change? It is very easy to be overwhelmed, but it is also easier than you think to just jump in and give it a go.
On Wednesday, Redditor torxirose posted this little piece of advice from our favorite neighborhood teacher: So whenever you're
"I know a little girl and a little boy whose mother and father got a divorce and those children cried and cried," he says