About the Author
was the host of Mister Rogers Neighborhood
for over 30 years. He earned a degree in music composition and was a floor manager at NBC on their earliest shows. He studied at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Child Development. He graduated from the Seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with the specific charge to continue his work with children and families through the mass media. Fred Rogers received every major award in television for which he was eligible, including two Emmys, and is a member of the Television Hall of Fame. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two grandsons.
This would be powerful advice for parents even if it weren't culled from the writings of the great Fred Rogers and read by a group of splendid actors, all joyously resonant and deeply committed to the material. What these readers express in this potpourri of compact, almost aphoristic, lessons is Mr. Rogers's gift for lifting children above their insecurities and vulnerabilities. His very presence on the TV screen provided kids with a sense that they were connected to someone affirming, steady, and protective. A touching forward by the widow of the late TV personality captures the focus of his life's work and the enduring optimism he communicated so well to children and parents alike. T.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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