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Happy Birthday, Mr. Rogers!

March 20 is Fred Rogers’ birthday. He would have been 90 today.

We’ve been celebrating the man and his show over the past few weeks with documentaries and trivia but I thought it might be nice to look at one of best remembered and most beloved moments of Rogers’ entire career … the day he testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications to challenge the cuts for public broadcasting. 74 more words

PBS Kids

Poetry in America to Air on Public Television

Just in time for National Poetry Month!

Beginning in early April, Poetry in America produced a 12-part television series that will air on public television stations nationwide (check local listings since some stations will air the series at different times): 170 more words

Books

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Another shot this week from the archive photo collection I discovered. This one’s from Festival ’90 – the first on-air fund drive in our current (then brand-spanking-new) building in the Research Triangle Park. 55 more words

UNC-TV

Mister Rogers Gets a Twenty Million Dollar Grant from Congress - with a POEM.

Everything about Mister Rogers was as warm and magical as his show was. He knew how to communicate effectively with children and adults because he did it without bluster, ego, machismo, or any of the other qualities that seem to define many celebrities today. 267 more words

General

Thoughts On The 50th Anniversary Of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a staple of the education of American children for nearly fifty years.

Premiering on February 19th, 1968, the program originally aired on what would later become known as public television. 203 more words

Television

Environmentalist's Book Club

If you can, you need to read or listen to David Attenborough’s book Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster. In fact, I’d even suggest holding off on getting it until you can listen to the… 157 more words