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  1. On This Day: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiered

    Fred Rogers with the Neighborhood seen on his show.

    Just out of college and headed for a career in music, Fred Rogers happened to catch an episode of what passed for children’s television in the 1950s – grotesquely grinning hosts, raucous improvised dialogue, and broad, pie-in-the-face humor. Appalled, Rogers vowed to counteract such programming with his own shows He started with the low-budget Children’s […]