Mr Rogers in my opinion deserves much more then a measly Blog post by me. He was a great man who decided he hated TV and wanted to change it.
"I got into television because I saw people throwing pies at each other's faces, and that to me was such demeaning behavior. And if there's anything that bothers me, it's one person demeaning another," he confessed to Amy Hollingsworth, author of "The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers." "That really makes me mad!"He was one of those Nice People (see my N post). He was the same off screen as he was on screen and genuinely cared about people and children. He once said:
"One of the greatest gifts you can give anybody is the gift of your honest self. I also believe that the kids can spot a phony a mile away."He wore only sweaters hand knit by his mother,
He was married to the same women for 47 years
He was a vegetarian.
He once met a gorilla who loved to watch his show and took off his shoes. Koko the gorilla.
He spoke out loud every time he fed his fish because he knew of a blind girl who watched his show that was worried he didn't feed the fish.
He taught us about kindness and about admitting we were wrong from King Friday in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
He was proud of all of us, even though he didn't know us.
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