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Mister Rogers (Fred Rogers)

Fred Rogers, more commonly known as Mister Rogers, is a native Pittsburgher and host of the children's television show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. It is cited that Rogers entered television due to his hatred for it; he wanted to use the medium to nurture those captivated by it. Rogers worked at a series of companies before settling down at PBS with Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which would air for 895 episodes. The show featured songs, lessons, fieldtrips, the “Neighborhood of Make-Believe” and an iconic Mr. Rogers sweater. Rogers passed in 2002 but made a lasting impact on television and society, and is still honored through events like wear your sweater day. Home