PBS, though, hopes that Mr. Rogers will live on for children â€” online. Last month, PBS began streaming full-length episodes of â€œMister Rogersâ€™ Neighborhoodâ€ on both its Rogers site and its PBSKids site. â€œWe think about Fred every single day,â€ said Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president for childrenâ€™s media at PBS. â€œThe PBSKids site is based on a philosophy that I think he pioneered of looking at the whole child.â€
When I was little I would sit on the couch every evening to watch Mipper Rogers — that’s what I called him. Almost everything I know about interpersonal behavior can be traced to his lessons. The fact that his reruns aren’t shown on any of the channels I get is a crime. Am I being too nostalgic or is there nothing like him around today? Read the NYTimes piece and make sure you watch the video below (even though I’ve linked it before) … if you care about people and education it makes you smile. Even if it makes me a hippy.