Michael G. Long remarks that when he mentions he’s working on a book about Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fame, it’s not uncommon for him to be asked about the not-so-macho Rogers’ sexuality. Noting that he had gay friends and people he knew to be gay appeared on his show, Long emphasizes there’s no […]
Mister Rogers biographer Michael G. Long really doesn’t like being asked if the beloved TV personality was gay, and by the looks of his recent article ‘Wasn’t he gay?’, he must get asked a lot. Long breaks down why people question Fred Rogers’ sexuality — he was the opposite of “machismo,” a “model of male softness and sensitivity.” […]
Ira Glass, famous voice of This American Life, sent the summer news cycle aflutter when he tweeted that "Shakespeare sucks." "It's as if Mister Rogers has tweeted, 'Kermit's an asshole," he told Jimmy Fallon of the ensuing think pieces and tweetstorms on the Tonight Show. Read more...
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Melody Sheep's John D. Boswell has made some poignant remixes over the years -- his Mister Rogers auto-tune comes to mind in particular -- but this one may just top them all. In "Seize The Day," Boswell takes clips from William's most...Show More Summary
The newest voice in children’s entertainment is shrill, British, and very, very square. Thanks to the jaw-dropping success of the videogame
The following article is from the bookUncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. One thing that nearly all Americans born after 1965 have in common is that they grew up watching Mister Rogers. He was one of the true pioneers of children’s...Show More Summary
Now that the only books he reads anymore are kids' books, he Guardian's Charlie Brooker has an awesomely cranky paean to Roger Hargreave's capitalistic masterpiece, the Mister Men & Little Miss series, which he [Englishly] grew up on,...Show More Summary
A Pop Candy reader shares how Mister Rogers influenced him... and his mother.
Ian in Ontario was browsing in a used bookshop when he found this copy of one of Roger Hargreaves classic “Mister” books — complete with a gift inscription to the book’s previous owner. Adds Ian: “I can’t imagine why ‘sweetums’ didn’t want it anymore.” related: Another book inscription that didn’t go too well
Here's electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack appearing on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in 1968 with experimental children's dance educator Esther Nelson. Two years later, Haack went on to compose the quintessentially strange electronic music/acid rock record The Electric Lucifer.
Inspired by a recent article about Mister Rogers, Christian Clifton shares his thoughts on the importance of role models. The post You Are Special Too, Mister Rogers appeared first on The Good Men Project.
It should be no surprise to see experimental synth composer and (ahem) The King of Techno, Bruce Haack, along with his collaborator Miss Nelson on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. C'mon, their '60s kids record series Dance, Sing & Listen is legend, so they were a perfect fit for the then-brand-new Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Show More Summary
“Adoption is real–and it’s forever.” – Dr. Bill Platypus, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Season 16, Episode 4: “Families” I’ll talk to anyone. No, really. I chat up the other shoppers in line at the grocery store, then carry on a conversation with the cashier and the fella bagging the groceries. I’m Facebook friends with a couple […]
by Jewels Green “Adoption is real–and it’s forever.” - Dr. Bill Platypus, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Season 16, Episode 4: “Families” Jan. 29, 2013 (JewelsGreen) - I’ll talk to anyone. No, really. I chat up the other shoppers in line at the grocery store,…
Last spring, I was asked to speak at TEDxStetsonU, and used the opportunity to tell the story of what I've learned from reality TV as a viewer and a critic--and talk about Mister Rogers, who's the best ever and who literally inspired my interest in television. I also proposed a new way of watching reality TV. Show More Summary
Some days, you just need a friendly face to motivate your good intentions Consider Mister Rogers your neighborhood pick-me-up. The children's television star and cardigan connoisseur spent 50 years spreading inspiration and kindness....Show More Summary
I love those old factory tour videos from Sesame Street and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Thus, I'm digging Tor Books' photographic step-by-step tour of their printing facility, which shows you how giant rolls of paper become giant, thudding fantasy tomes.
This was 1969. I was ten, and the world was a confusing and large place. Like most children, I had issues with identity. I was one of a few people who found Mister Rogers' Neighborhood frightening because of the creepy Lady Elaine, who shared my name, and therefore I didn't believe that very calm man who told me that he liked me just the way I was. Show More Summary
Forty-four years ago today a new children’s program debuted that was very different from predecessors such as Howdy Doody (1947-1960), Captain Kangaroo (1955-1984), and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968-2001). These earlier shows weren’t set in the gritty inner-city. I was a few months shy of being 3 years old when Sesame Street first...