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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Premier :: 1968-02-19

on PBS

Genre :: Children

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"In a little toy neighborhood, a tiny trolley rolls past a house at the end of a street. Welcome to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." In the annals of children's TV, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ranks among the longest-lasting and beloved shows. Upon its conclusion, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was the longest-running series in PBS history (a record eclipsed by Sesame Street in 2003). Host Fred Rogers (known to millions as simply "Mister Rogers") used his gentle charm and mannerisms to communicate with his audience of children. Topics centered on nearly every inconceivable matter of concern to children, ranging from everyday fears related to going to sleep, getting immunizations and disappointment about not getting one's way to losing a loved one to death and physical handicaps. Rogers used simple songs and, on nearly every show, segments from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe (NOM) to make his point. A scale-model trolley was often (but not always) used to segue into t

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Series 31 - Episode 5 - Celebrate the Arts (5)
Aired - 31 August 2001

Episode summary:

The last program in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood history, bows out in stoic fashion. Everyone in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe now knows that Lady Elaine is still brooding on that day long ago when somebody hurt her feelings. But when the time comes to ""judge"" all the artwork, Lady Elaine shows up not with a judgment, but with a collage of all the neighbors. It is Lady Elaine's rightful act of compassion toward those around her. Mr. McFeely, fittingly, is the last guest in Mister Rogers' television home. He and Mister Rogers share a video collage of artists in their various fields.

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