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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)


Fred Rogers was an author, producer, and
Presbyterian minister
who was the creator, producer and host of all 895 episodes the
preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
. He
also composed more than 200 songs and was the puppeteer of 14
characters. Rogers died of stomach cancer at age 74.

 

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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is a half-hour educational children’s television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. The
series Misterogers debuted in Canada on October 15, 1962, on
CBC Television. In 1966,

Rogers moved back to the U.S. creating Misterogers’ Neighborhood
on the regional Eastern Educational Television Network a forerunner
of today’s
American Public Television. The US national debut of the
show occurred on February 19, 1968. It aired on
NET and PBS until
August 31, 2001

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