Mister Rogers Neighborhood
Pittsburgh has been part of the film industry since the days of silent film. Yet, it was not until the 1951 classic Angels in the Outfield-set at Forbes Field-that the Steel City had its first major role on the silver screen. Greater Pittsburgh's film and television industry has since produced everything from the beloved children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood to the cult classic Night of the Living Dead.
Foreword by Bob Garfield. Afterword by Marian Wright EdelmanBorn in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Fred Rogers began his television career in 1951 at NBC. In 1954, he became program director for the newly founded WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, the first community-supported television station in the United States. From 1954 to 1961, Rogers and Josie Carey produced and performed in WQED's The Children's Corner, which became part of the the Saturday morning lineup on NBC in 1955 and 1956.
Fifteen essays describe the impact of Fred Rogers and his long-running television program on children
Unlike many children s television shows, Mister Rogers Neighborhood did more than simply entertain or occupy children s attention, it educated them in the affective domain, encouraging such things as appreciation for difference, collaboration, self-expression, and self-worth. It also introduced them to the areas of culture, art, and music through guests, trips, art objects and processes, and demonstrations, making it accessible and meaningful in a way that a child could understand.