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Why Mr. Rogers Was Better Than Barney, but He’d Be in Big Trouble Today

Why Mr. Rogers Was Better Than Barney, but He’d Be in Big Trouble Today

Not that long ago, culturally speaking, someone known throughout the world for being neighborly said some things that most likely would have gotten him fired today. And believe it or not, he said these things on public television!

Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood often performed songs he wrote to address issues that confused children or caused them to struggle. One of these songs, “Everybody’s Fancy,” was featured in numerous episodes of his hit show from 1968 to 1991. He hoped to help children love and value their bodies and to respect other children, too. Rogers was, of course, completely unaware of the modern controversies over LGBTQ identities that would soon dominate the culture, but, in several lines of the song, he expressed truths that are no longer permitted to be said out loud.

Tom Junod Shares 4 Lessons Mister Rogers Taught Him about Life

Tom Junod Shares 4 Lessons Mister Rogers Taught Him about Life

Mister Rogers taught acclaimed journalist Tom Junod many things in their time together, but four things, in particular, left lasting impressions on the journalist.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Why Emulating Fred Rogers Is So Compelling Today

<em>A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood</em>: Why Emulating Fred Rogers Is So Compelling Today
Fred Rogers was a music major in college with plans to attend seminary upon graduation. Then he came home to Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to discover that his parents had bought a television. When he turned it on, according to Junod, he knew that he wanted to use its medium “for the broadcasting of grace through the land.”

'What You See Is What You Got': Friends Say Mr. Rogers Was Kind, Compassionate in Public and Private

'What You See Is What You Got': Friends Say Mr. Rogers Was Kind, Compassionate in Public and Private
In an interview with Christian Headlines, Bill Isler shares that Fred Rogers was a kind man who treated everyone with "an incredible amount of respect and dignity."