Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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What Critics Think About Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers

He's getting Oscar buzz for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

(Newser) - Need a pick-me-up? A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood arrives in theaters Friday with plenty of heart and a near-perfect 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Critics can't say enough about Tom Hanks' turn as Presbyterian pastor Fred Rogers, who used his long-running PBS show to teach kids how to... More »

Guess Who Tom Hanks Is Related To?

Turns out Hanks, who plays Fred Rogers in new movie, is Rogers' 6th cousin, per Ancestry.com

(Newser) - It felt like a "no-brainer" that Tom Hanks was cast as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood , opening nationwide Friday. Some even say the 63-year-old actor "was born" to play the gentle children's show host. That turns out to be more true than any... More »

'Devastating Tragedy' on Set of Mister Rogers Film

Crew member James Emswiller, 61, dies after falling off 2nd-floor balcony in Mount Lebanon, Pa.

(Newser) - Sad news out of Pennsylvania, where a biopic about Fred Rogers (aka "Mister Rogers") is filming. WPXI and the AP report that a 61-year-old crew member for You Are My Friend has died after falling off a second-story balcony at a Mount Lebanon apartment building. Police say James... More »

An Old Friend Is Headed for a New Stamp

USPS Forever Stamp with Mister Rogers, his King Friday XIII puppet to be unveiled March 23

(Newser) - It's a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood. The US Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children's television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers, and soothing manner. The Forever Stamp will be unveiled March 23 at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio... More »

Casting of Mister Rogers Feels Like a No-Brainer

Tom Hanks will portray the beloved Fred Rogers in upcoming movie

(Newser) - A movie about Mister Rogers is in the works, and the casting of the title role probably didn't take very long. Tom Hanks will do the honors, reports Variety . Or as the Washington Post puts it, "one of the country’s most likable actors ... will portray one of... More »

PBS Icons Live On Thanks to ... Autotune

Weird music videos go viral

(Newser) - PBS is out to prove it's still hip, by making dead people sing. The beloved network has rolled out three YouTube videos that it's hoping will go viral and re-kindle America's love-affair with public broadcasting. Each features clips of a beloved PBS icon (Julia Child, Bob Ross,... More »

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Spin-off Coming to PBS

'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' will feature original characters

(Newser) - Fred Rogers died in 2003, but Mister Rogers' Neighborhood will live on. PBS announced a new animated spin-off yesterday: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood will follow the four-year-old son of the series' original Tiger. The show will take place back in the familiar Neighborhood of Make Believe, and four-year-old Daniel Tiger... More »

PBS Draws Curtain on Mr. Rogers

Station makes room for newer shows with higher ratings

(Newser) - Today is not a beautiful day in Mister Rogers' neighborhood. The show has aired for the last time on most PBS stations, making way for newer programs with higher ratings, the Chicago Tribune reports. Loyal fans have created a website and Facebook group to try to save the reassuring cardigan-clad... More »

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