Fred Rogers (1928-2003) 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,
equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and taking their
questions 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 decades of work. It includes his surprising
decision to walk away from the show in 1976 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.