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The Good Neighbor The Life and Work of Fred RogersThe definitive biography of Fred Neighbor The PDF #9734 Rogers children’s television pioneer and American cultural icon an instant New York Times bestseller  Fred Rogers – was an enormously influential figure in the history of television As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood he was a champion of compassion euali. I grew up watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood and suffice it to say most Americans who turned five by 2001 probably did as well My husband watched the program to help him with his English when he first came to this country Mister Rogers is by all accounts an American icon so when I saw on my goodreads feed a few months back that a new biography on Fred Rogers would be published this year I knew that it was a book I just had to read The Good Neighbor written by a longtime Rogers acuaintance Maxwell King allows readers to meet the Fred Rogers from off the air It was a nostalgic trip and has become one of the highlights of my reading yearFred Rogers grew up as an only child loved by his parents and grandparents until the age of eleven when his parents adopted a girl who they always wanted A chubby kid who was often ridiculed by his peers Rogers turned to a make believe world of puppets to help him get through his childhood His parents and maternal grandparents had grown wealthy through hard work and achieved their personal American dream becoming among the wealthiest members of the Latrobe Pennsylvania community in which they lived Fred’s mother taught both kindness and philanthropy giving selflessly to all the needy families in their church and outside community Fred would accompany his mother to New York City each December on trips to buy gifts for the community as well as for his family Yet young Fred was still ridiculed at school sometimes for his appearance other times for his wealth and he stood out His parents kept him home for stretches of a time and it was there that he honed his skills as a puppeteer and musician that would feature on his signature children’s program many decades later Fred Rogers eventually graduated from Rollins College where he also met his future wife Joanne The couple both majored in music with Fred also studying French and maintaining a lifelong correspondence with many of his professors from the school Fred had desired to go into the ministry but he knew his calling was young children During the 1950s the few programs marketed toward children were variety hours as the Howdy Doody Show and Kukla Fran and Ollie While these hours on the new medium of television were fun and upbeat Fred Rogers envisioned himself ministering to children and their parents through television Through connections from his grandfather Rogers gained an internship at fledgling station NBC in New York where he began his professional career; however as a young college graduate he was not given space to be creative and eventually moved to a local station in Pittsburgh where for the next decade he would develop behind the scenes a cutting edge program for children with help from local early education specialists and ministers This show named the Fred Rogers Hour was the first of its kind and would endure for decades Fred Rogers loved all people just the way they were That was the message he broadcast on his show later known as Mister Rogers Neighborhood for decades Rogers signature program ran for the better part of four decades He combined his knowledge of music puppeteering early childhood education and ministry to create a safe place for children from all walks of life While Rogers’ counterpart Sesame Street was considered fast paced and fun lasting a whole hour Rogers developed a theme and ran with it for a half hour for an entire week He spent hours in writing and meeting with the production team to develop each show his work often lasting an entire day Rogers discussed themes as divorce death of a loved one or pet childhood disability and interracial relationships at a time when these topics were not discussed on television in any capacity Diffusing difficult situations with his puppets in the land of make believe and light hearted songs Rogers reached the heart of his viewers making growing up just a little easier for them in the half hour he had with the children each day While many doubted that Rogers could create a ministry on live television and were reluctant to ordain him Mister Rogers television persona has endured over multiple generations It is the safe place for children that at times Fred Rogers himself did not have growing up which is why it is always a beautiful day in his neighborhood During the World Series this year Fox aired a commercial for Pixel 3 featuring a Fred Rogers voice over having his uestion how the world works It was told through the eyes of a child and was a refreshing breath of fresh air in this world we now live in that is connected by media and a twenty four hour news cycle What would he make of his program being available on platforms as Netflix and YouTube and phones that take pictures of everything in the flash of an eye There are times when I want to go to Mister Rogers Neighborhood to visit the bakery the library and discuss life with the mail carrier Earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his lifetime Fred Rogers’ ministry has truly endured making him an American treasure and an underrated American icon of the 20th century 5 star read

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Ades of work It includes his surprising decision to walk away Good Neighbor The ePUB #9734 from the show in to make television for adults only to return to the neighborhood to help children face complex issues such as divorce discipline mistakes anger and competition The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure   . I never watched a ton of Mister Roger's Neighborhood growing up I was of an Arthur and Goosebumps type of kid and I lost TV access when I was in the third grade haven't had cable satellite or streaming since but it's impossible not to recognize this endearing guy More than just a famous TV show host Fred Rogers truly did care about his viewers by all accounts and in an unfortunate age of the scandals of Bill Cosby and the illegal stunts of Justin Bieber it's great to read a story about a public figure who's above all that and enjoyed what he did Sadly he passed away but Fred Rogers was a role model for generations of children and he never patronized them His show never shied away from difficult issues such as disabilities 911's terrorist attacks or bullying but it was always explained in a way that both children and adults alike could understand The Good Neighbor is one of the best biographies I've read in a long time I had no idea about much of Mr Roger's family history or childhood but author Maxwell King shares it all and it really builds up an unforgettable and lovable character profile What led to this man being so influential in the homes of millions of families is something that can't be entirely explained by words alone but The Good Neighbor does capture the essence of it very well Some bizarre conspiracy theories and tabloid rumors about Mr Rogers are also thankfully shot down but with plenty of good natured humor I know a lot of people do make fun of Mister Rogers and his show as being dorky but some of his advice doesn't just limit itself to kids and it can't be denied that his words of wisdom and respect towards others are timeless and just as important for adults There's never been another public figure uite like him in our time but hopefully this book will be an inspiration to readers and anybody in general for that matter to make differences in their own neighbourhoods and leave a legacy of compassion education and understanding The world could use a lot of that

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The Good Neighbor The Life and Work of Fred Rogers characters Ù 104 Ê ❴EPUB❵ ✺ The Good Neighbor The Life and Work of Fred Rogers Author Maxwell King – Horticulturetrader.co.uk The definitive biography of Fred Rogers children’s television pioneer and American cultural icon an instant NTy and kindness fiercely devoted The Good Kindle to children and taking their uestions about the world seriously The Good Neighbor is the first full length biography of Fred Rogers Based on original interviews oral histories and archival documents The Good Neighbor traces Rogers’s personal professional and artistic life through dec. While I didn't grow up watching Mr Rogers sadly I've since heard so much about himThis book makes all the obvious that he was a decent and good man who wanted to bring positive to everyoneWith that said I can't say this was an enjoyable read but it was interesting to learn about his life and careerI don't give ratings to this type of book