View Full Version : A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

02-28-2003, 03:10 AM
First time I watched Mr. Rogers with one of my kids, I thought, gee, this guy is a little strange, I don't know if I'd want my kids going over to his house. But then I watched a few times and realized the guy was a saint. Taught kids to respect their neighborhood, their neighbors, and themselves. Without talking down to them.

A special person. A world with Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden in it is bad enough; one without Fred Rogers is worse.

02-28-2003, 03:20 AM
As a guy who grew up on a steady diet of PBS kids shows every afternoon (ok, at least until I was four or so), I couldn't agree more.

02-28-2003, 10:07 AM
I watched him a lot as a child, and think he was truly wonderful. A very real loss.

John Feeney
02-28-2003, 09:09 PM
Today on NPR they replayed pieces of interviews with him. He was so attuned to children's feelings. What a gift to the country to have has him on t.v. for so long.