a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? :)
Generations of children have grown up hearing that song each and every day. Today, I stumbled across this website . It is a grassroots site dedicated to saving Mr. Roger's Neighborhood show from extinction. Did you know that starting this month PBS is no longer going to air a daily syndicated broadcast of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood?
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For years, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood was the only show my children were allowed to watch. We joined Fred Rogers faithfully every weekday at 12:30, right after lunch, right before naptime. Now it is on in the wee hours of the morning but we have been TiVo-ing it for some time to watch later in the day.
Anyone who has watched Mr. Roger's knows his love and respect for children is great. His show, for years, was the only one left that was still being filmed with one camera. The camera panned as Mr. Roger's walked through his home and about town. This allowed growing children to digest the images without the constant, erratic switching from image to image, (which is often though to contribute to Attention Deficit Disorder).
If Fred Rogers has touched your life or the lives of you children, please consider writing to PBS and telling them that you'd like the show to remain.
Public Broadcasting Service
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
ATTN: Linda Simensky
Senior Director, Children’s Programming
or contact PBS online at this link.
I thought you might enjoy seeing Mr. Roger's final word to parents. It makes my eyes tear up just watching it.
Here is a clip of Mr. Roger's acceptance speech of the Lifetime Achievement Awards. I am just so inspired by his humility and selflessness.