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Fun Fact Monday December 2, 2019

2 December 2019


Fred McFeely Rogers was born on March 20, 1928 and was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister.  He was the creator and host of the preschool television series Mister Rodgers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001.   Rogers died of stomach cancer on February 27, 2003 at the age of 74. His work in children’s television has been widely lauded, and he received over 40 honorary degrees and several awards, including the Presidential Medal Of Freedom in 2002 and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 1997. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once asked him to do so. She wanted to know the fish were OK.


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