Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (children)

    (PBS Daytime, 1967 - 1975;
     PBS Daytime, 1979 - 2001)

    [original title: "MisteRogers' Neighborhood";

     The series was first originated in Canada where it ran from 
     1963 - 1967;

     It was hosted by the gentle tall, thin Fred Rogers, who had
     been an ordained Presbyterian minister, and was also the
     Executive Producer; Mister Rogers always made a point when
     he opened the show by coming through the door of his living
     room set and changing his shoes and trading his outdoor coat
     for an indoor sweater -- presumably to inspire children that
     they should do the same; he spoke kindly to his pre-school 
     audience, and introduced them to ideas in an appropriately
     quiet, patient, thoughtful style -- a model of self-control;

     The series came to the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
     in 1967, and was produced from Pittsburgh affiliate WQED-TV;
     Except for a four year hiatus between 1975 - 1979, the series
     ran daily until its last episode on August 31, 2001; PBS said
     it would continue to broadcast episodes in re-runs...

     When the series ended in 2001, it was assumed Mister Rogers
     wanted to retire after so many years; What wasn't known publicly
     was that he had been suffering from ill health for some time;
     Fred McFeely Rogers finally lost his battle with stomach 
     cancer at the age of 74 on February 27, 2003.]

Theme: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

    [above is the original title as it was filed for copyright; 
     ASCAP title variations are:
     aka: "Won't You Be My Neighbour?";
     aka: "It's A Perfectly Beautiful Day (Theme)"
     aka: "It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood";
     aka: "It's A Beautiful Day";]

     Composer: Fred McFeely Rogers (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Fred M. Rogers (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Fred M. Rogers -- Publisher (ASCAP)
                        of Pittsburgh, PA

     Copyright Date: Feb. 9, 1967; Eu 978 679.
     Renewal   Date: Jul. 3, 1995; RE-704-171.


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