He was the neighbor we all grew up knowing and loving. His home and neighborhood was a safe place for all of and encouraged us to be friendly to everyone. That’s right, Mister Rogers one of the kindest men we ever knew even if we never met him. A man as beloved as Mister Rogers deserves his own documentary – and one is finally here. Featuring Celebrity appearances, this program will give viewers a glimpse into the life and story of one of America’s most kindest and warm-hearted men.
With the popularity and the overwhelming love for Mister Rogers, we can’t get enough of watching more about him. And that’s why we were thrilled to get a copy of Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like from PBS. It’s a heartwarming tribute to the man we all think of as family. With celebrity guests, and ones who felt the impact of Mister Rogers, the documentary is one you will relate to as you watch. It’s truly a treasure for you and your family to enjoy together.
MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE,” is a celebrity-filled special that celebrates MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, the pioneering PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children’s television and beyond. Cast members from the groundbreaking series share their personal perspectives and insights in this new program, which pays tribute to television’s longest-running children’s series, still broadcast on many PBS stations today. The program also features interviews with numerous celebrities who have been influenced and inspired by Fred Rogers, a modest man who always said, “I am not a teacher, I simply help children learn.”
“MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE” will be available on Digital September 3 and on DVD ($19.99 SRP) October 2, 2018. The program has a run time of approximately 60 minutes.
Michael Keaton, who worked as a stagehand and made appearances on the series in the 1970s, hosts the special. Judd Apatow, Joyce DiDonato, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Kratt, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma and son Nicholas Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Silverman, Esperanza Spalding and Caroll Spinney reveal their favorite memories from MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, while Joe Negri (“Handyman Negri”), David Newell (“Mr. McFeely”) and Joanne Rogers, Fred’s widow, share their personal stories. Also featured are performances from the archives by Tony Bennett, The Empire Brass Quintet, Hillary Hahn, Margaret Hamilton,
Yo-Yo Ma and Nicholas, Wynton Marsalis, and Perlman.
The nearly 900 episodes created by Fred Rogers encompass topics that resonate to this day with adults and children alike. Favorite segments, such as a visit with Koko the Gorilla, Big Bird’s appearance in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as well as trips to the Crayola Factory and the Radio Flyer Wagon Company, are highlighted.
“MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE” is produced by JoAnn Young (JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala, Oscar Hammerstein: Out of My Dreams) and John Paulson (JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala and A Raisin in the Sun Revisited). Ellen Doherty and Kevin Morrison of Fred Rogers Productions are executive producers.
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