posted on September 21, 2018 08:41
On this date, September 21, 1967, 51 years ago, Fred Rogers walked into the television studio at WQED in
Pittsburgh to tape the very first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which would premiere nationally on
PBS in February 1968. He became known as Mister Rogers, nationally beloved, sweater wearing, “television
neighbor,” whose groundbreaking children’s series inspired and educated generations of young viewers with
warmth, sensitivity, and honesty.