15 Friendly Facts About Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Mr. Rogers told a famous story about why he wanted to work in television: he never watched much TV, and one day when he did all he saw was people yelling at each other and clowns throwing pies.He decided to make TV nicer, to create the kinds of programs he would like to watch, and of course the rest is history. Odds are no matter how old you are, you've spent a lot of time watching Mr. Rogers. His show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood ran from 1966 to 2001, so some people even watched him as a kid, then grew