A visual celebration Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, America's most beloved children's television show
Go behind the scenes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
with this unprecedented dive into its storied history. More than fifty years ago, Fred Rogers, a modest television host, revolutionized children's entertainment with a simple set design, quiet dialogue, and a few hand puppets playing out everyday situations. The effect was extraordinary: Mister Rogers created a relationship with millions of young viewers, each of whom felt as if they were visiting with a trusted friend. His radical kindness, acceptance, and empathy created a sacred place where everyone felt safe and valued.
Featuring exclusive photographs; a guide to the characters, puppets, and episodes; original interviews; and rare ephemera, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: A Visual History reveals how the show came together to have a deep impact on American culture. Discover wonderful anecdotes from Yo-Yo Ma and Wynton Marsalis as well as the actors, directors, art designers, producers, studio musicians, and more who devoted their careers to working with Fred. Chronicling the show's complete timeline--from its humble beginnings on WQED in Pittsburgh to its commemoration on the big screen in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, featuring Tom Hanks--this incredibly comprehensive book celebrates both Fred Rogers and the wonderful legacy of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.