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Fred Rogers

Biography

Educator who all shared his Television neighborhood with years of kids on the tv screen present, Mister Rogers’ Community. He inserted the seminary before making a decision to use for employment at NBC. He performed a job on the tv screen display, Dr. Quinn, Medication Girl in 1996. He wedded Sara Joanne Byrd in 1952, as well as the couple acquired two sons called Adam and John. He was extremely important of Eddie Murphy’s parody of his present on Saturday Evening Live.

Quick Facts


Full Name Fred Rogers
Date Of Birth March 20, 1928
Died February 27, 2003, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Place Of Birth Latrobe, PA
Height 1.83 m
Weight 143 pounds
Profession TV Actor
Education Rollins College, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Dartmouth College
Nationality American
Spouse Sara Byrd
Children John Frederick Rogers, James Byrd Rogers
Parents Nancy Rogers, James Rogers
Siblings Elaine Rogers
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom, Peabody Award, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Children's Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series, TCA Career Achievement Award
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction And Composition, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Informational/Instructional Series/Specials, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Informational/Factual, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Informational/Instructional Series
Movies Speedy Delivery, Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor, Arthur's Famous Friends, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood: What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel?
TV Shows Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Butternut Square, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1In an interview, Fred said the hardest time on his television show was when he had to go straight from his father's funeral to the studio and have to sing "It's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", while trying not to cry on-camera.
2According to one story, Rogers invited his limo driver, Billy, to a dinner hosted by a network executive, so that he wouldn't have to sit and wait for two hours. Afterwards, he rode in the limo's front seat to talk to Billy, and when he learned that they'd be passing Billy's family's house along the way to the hotel, Rogers asked if they could stop over so he could meet them. The affair became an impromptu party. Neighbors brought treats and Rogers entertained them by playing jazz piano. A few years later, when Rogers learned that Billy was dying of AIDS, he took time to call him in the hospital.
3Rogers was instrumental in saving the VCR and, thus, paving the way for DVRs. He went against most of the rest of the television industry in testimony for the Supreme Court in noting that he thought it would be beneficial for children to be able to record his program and time shift viewing. The Supreme Court, quoting Mr. Rogers' testimony in a footnote in their decision, was swayed, ruling that the VCR did not infringe on the network's copyright.
4In December 1998, in a rare display of anger, Mr. Rogers filed suit against a Texas store for using his likeness on T-shirts, which contained a handgun and the slogan, "Welcome to my 'hood." Rogers didn't simply want the T-shirts discontinued; he wanted them destroyed.
5The iconic cardigan sweaters he wore were hand knit by his mother.
6Color-blind.
7Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 473-475. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
8His only television or film appearance as a character other than himself was as Reverend Thomas on the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Deal with the Devil (1996).
9Named Celebrity Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the National Hockey League's 75th Anniversary celebration in the 1991-1992 season.
10On July 9, 2002, President George W. Bush presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
11After his death, a star was named after him.
12Johnny Carson once did a parody skit on The Tonight Show, "Mister Rambo's Neighborhood". When Fred Rogers complained, Carson publicly apologized.
13When Mister Rogers came on TV singing his song, many children who actually lived on his street used to yell at their televisions, "But you ARE our neighbor!"
14During Halloween, the Rogers family always gave out sugar-free candies to local trick-or-treaters.
15Bette Midler paid tribute to him in her 2003-2004 tour, "Kiss My Brass." Footage of Fred Rogers was shown singing "I Like to Be Told," in which Midler sang along. She also sported a red cardigan sweater.
16He earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition, and wrote most of the music performed on his show.
17His signature red sweater is on display at the Smithsonian Institute Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., having been a gift from Mister Rogers in 1984.
18305 of the 895 episodes of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" still air today as reruns.
19May 2003: asteroid no. 26858 was named Misterrogers after him.
20Was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national music fraternity.
21Rogers' gentle manner was the butt of some comedian's jokes. Eddie Murphy parodied him on Saturday Night Live (1975) in the 1980s with his "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood," a routine Rogers found funny and affectionate.
22In 1985, Burger King used an actor impersonating Mister Rogers for a TV commercial, calling the character Mister Rodney. Taking issue with the parody, Fred Rogers contacted the Senior Vice President of Burger King, Don Dempsey, who agreed to pull the advertisement. "To have someone who looks like me doing a commercial is very confusing for children," Fred Rogers said at the time. Mr. Dempsey pulled the commercial without question: "Mister Rogers is one guy you don't want to mess with, as beloved as he is." The $150,000 commercial aired only a few dozen times before being removed from the airwaves. It should also be noted that Rogers never did any commercial promotions of any kind.
23Named for his maternal grandfather, Frederick McFeeley. Years later, he named a character Mr. McFeely after his grandfather.
24Wife Sara Joanne Byrd was his college sweetheart
25Received a "Pennsylvania Founder's Award" in June 1999 for his "lifelong contribution to the Commonwealth in the spirit of Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn."
26Father of Jim Rogers and John Rogers.
27Records: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, 1967; Let's Be Together Today, 1968; Josephine, The Short-Necked Giraffe, 1963; You Are Special 1969; A Place of Our Own, 1970; Bedtime, 1992; Growing, 1992
28Books: Mister Rogers Talks with Parents, 1983; The New Baby (Mister Rogers' First Experiences Books), 1985; Making Friends (Mister Rogers' First Experiences Books), 1987; Mister Rogers: How Families Grow, 1988; You Are Special, 1994.
29An only child until the age of 11 when his sister was born.
30He earned his divinity degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1962. The Presbyterian church ordained him and charged him with a special mission: in effect, to keep on doing what he was doing on television.
31Graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, USA. Was a contemporary of actor Anthony Perkins.
32Grand marshal, Tournament of Roses parade [2003]
33Three grandsons, born in 1988, 1993, and 2003.
34Rogers was appointed Chairman of the Forum on Mass Media and Child Development of the White House Conference on Youth in 1968.
35Received two George Foster Peabody Awards.
36Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as the TV Critics Association.
37Ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1963.
38From its premiere on February 19, 1968, until its end on August 31, 2001, 895 episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) were produced, all of which he wrote and executive produced.
39Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood1968-2001TV SeriesKing Friday XIII Mr. Rogers Lady Elaine Fairchilde ...
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1996TV SeriesReverend Thomas
Mr. Dressup's 25th Anniversary1994TV MovieMr. Rogers
Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children1993TV MovieMr. Rogers
Sesame Street1981TV SeriesMr. Rogers
MisteRogers1961-1967TV SeriesMister Rogers King Friday XIII X the Owl ...
Butternut Square1964TV SeriesMr. Rogers
The Children's Corner1955TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pastor Mike OnlineTV Series writer - 38 episodes, 2011 - 2014 performer - 36 episodes, 2011 - 2012
Atop the Fourth Wall2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Medicine for Melancholy2008publisher: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" / writer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary writer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor" - uncredited
Haack: The King of Techno2004Documentary writer: "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"
Bowling for Columbine2002Documentary writer: "Won't You Be My Neighbour" 1967
Mister Rogers' NeighborhoodTV Series performer - 896 episodes, 1968 - 2001 writer - 16 episodes, 1979 - 1999 lyrics - 1 episode, 1995
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentary writer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor" - uncredited
Cop Land1997writer: "Won't You be My Neighbor?"
Northern Exposure1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Honey I Blew Up the Kid1992performer: "You're Growing" - as Fred M. Rogers / writer: "You're Growing" - as Fred M. Rogers
The 'Burbs1989performer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" - uncredited / writer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" - uncredited
The Magic of David Copperfield: China1986TV Special performer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
Paternity1981as Fred M. Rogers, "It's Such a Good Feeling"
Being There1979performer: "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood2012TV Series based on the work of - 4 episodes
Mister Rogers' NeighborhoodTV Series 477 episodes, 1968 - 2000 writer - 418 episodes, 1968 - 2001
Old Friends... New Friends1978-1980TV Series documentary 3 episodes
Christmastime with Mister Rogers1977TV Special
MisteRogers1961TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mister Rogers' NeighborhoodTV Series executive producer - 375 episodes, 1975 - 2001 producer - 260 episodes, 1968 - 1970
Jimmy Valentine1985TV Short executive producer
Old Friends... New Friends1978TV Series documentary executive producer - 3 episodes
The Children's Corner1955TV Series co-producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christmastime with Mister Rogers1977TV Special
MisteRogers1961TV Series
The Children's Corner1955TV Series

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kate Smith Evening Hour1951TV Series floor director
The Voice of Firestone1949TV Series floor director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fink Forest Friends: The Invisible Honk2015Short dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
114th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade2003TV MovieHimself
CBS Tournament of Roses Parade2003TV SpecialHimself
Arthur1997-2002TV SeriesHimself
Life and Times2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
The 14th TV Academy Hall of Fame1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself / Interviewee / Mr. Rogers
Wheel of Fortune1998TV SeriesHimself
Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life1997DocumentaryHimself - Mister Rogers
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
Poltergeist1982Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
Old Friends... New Friends1978-1980TV Series documentaryHimself: Host / Himself / Himself (Host)
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
Christmastime with Mister Rogers1977TV SpecialMr. Rogers King Friday XIII Queen Sara Saturday ...
The Creative Person1966TV Series documentaryHimself
Junior Magazine1955TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Birth of the Living Dead2013DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Mr. Rogers
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Speedy Delivery2008DocumentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Haack: The King of Techno2004DocumentaryMister Rogers
Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Casper1995Mr. Rogers (as Mr. Rogers)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1998Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionAward applies to 'Mister Rogers'. On 8 January 1998. At 6600 Hollywood Blvd.
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1997Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
1997Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1993Personal AwardPeabody Awards
1987CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionBroadcast Division: Children's ProgramsMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1986CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionBroadcast Division: Children's ProgramsMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1980Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Children's ProgrammingMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Pre-School Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Pre-School Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Pre-School Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Pre-School SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Pre-School Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Pre-School Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Pre-School Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
1993Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
· Bob Walsh (director)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music Direction and CompositionMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Johnny Costa
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music Direction and CompositionMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Johnny Costa (music director)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in Children's ProgrammingMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music Direction and CompositionMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Johnny Costa (music director/arranger)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Margaret Whitmer (producer)
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (supervising producer)
· Margaret Whitmer (supervising producer)
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1986Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (producer)
1986Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (producer)
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's Informational/Instructional SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in Children's ProgrammingMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's Informational/Instructional SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Sam Newbury (producer)
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in Children's ProgrammingMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1980Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's Informational/Instructional Series/SpecialsMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Hugh Martin (producer)
1976Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's Instructional Programming - Series and SpecialsMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Bill Moates (producer)
1974Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's Instructional SeriesMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)· Leland Hazard (executive producer)
1969Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - ProgramsMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - ProgramsMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - IndividualsMisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)


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#Quote
1[in 2001] You know, it happens so often. I walk down the street and somebody twenty or thirty or forty years old would come up to me and say, 'You ARE Mister Rogers, aren't you?' And then they tell me about growing up with the Neighborhood and how they're passing on to the children they know what they found to be important in our television work. Like expressing their feelings through music and art and dance and sports and drama and computers and writing and, invariably, we end our little time together with a hug. I'm just so proud of all of you who have grown up with us. And I know how tough it is some days to look with hope and confidence on the months and years ahead. But I would like to tell you what I often told you when you were much younger: I like you just the way you are. And what's more, I'm so grateful to you for helping the children in your life to know that you will do everything you can to keep them safe, and to help them express their feelings in ways that will bring healing in many different neighborhoods. It's such a good feeling to know that we are life-long friends.
2Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
3I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.
4How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.
5I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
6Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.
7You know, you don't have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.
8Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.
9You know you don't have to be an actor when you read a book to a child. All you need is to simply love what you're reading. Even just enjoying the pictures together is a great start. When you share a book with a child, you're saying to them that books are important. That's a gift that can nurture them all through their lives.
10We have to remember to whom the airwaves belong, and we must put as great an emphasis on the nurturing of the human personality as we can." "I believe that those of us who are the producers and purveyors of television -- or video games or newspapers or any mass media -- I believe that we are the servants of this nation.
11I got into television because I hated it so. And I thought there's some way of using this fabulous instrument to nurture those who would watch and listen.
12I think people who produce and perform on programs for children should have as a prerequisite some sort of course to understand their audience. You wouldn't put a newsman on the air who didn't know how to pronounce Vietnam. But we give millions of dollars to these people who are producing cartoons and they have no earthly idea of what they're doing to a kid.

#Trademark
1Catchphrase: "You made this a special day just by being Yourself"
2Soft soothing voice
3His gentle and caring personality
4Cardigan sweaters (many made by his mother)

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