History Awesome / MisterRogersNeighborhood

18th Oct '17 4:39:40 AM twilicorn
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* Just two weeks after the last episode aired, the 9/11 attacks happened. It felt like the true end of an era, one of general trustworthiness and unity. But not long after, he [[mister-rogers-message-one-year-anniversary-9-11 came back with a special message.]]

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* Just two weeks after the last episode aired, the 9/11 attacks happened. It felt like the true end of an era, one of general trustworthiness and unity. But not long after, he [[mister-rogers-message-one-year-anniversary-9-11 [[http://mister-rogers-message-one-year-anniversary-9-11 came back with a special message.]]
18th Oct '17 4:39:26 AM twilicorn
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* Just two weeks after the last episode aired, the 9/11 attacks happened. It felt like the true end of an era, one of general trustworthiness and unity. But not long after, he [[mister-rogers-message-one-year-anniversary-9-11 came back with a special message.]]
16th Jun '17 11:24:31 PM LittleJon
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--> "And Mister Rogers finally looked up from his watch and said softly "May God be with you," to all his vanquished children"

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--> "And "[...] early this year, when television handed him its highest honor, he responded by telling television— gently, of course— to just ''shut up'' for once, and television listened. He had already won his third Daytime Emmy, and now he went onstage to accept Emmy's Lifetime Achievement Award, and there, in front of all the soap-opera stars and talk-show sinceratrons, in front of all the jutting man-tanned jaws and jutting saltwater bosoms, he made his small bow and said into the microphone, 'All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, ''ten seconds'' to think of the people who have helped you become who you are... Ten seconds of silence.' And then he lifted his wrist, and looked at the audience, and looked at his watch, and said softly, 'I'll watch the time,' and there was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that ''he wasn't kidding'', that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch but rather a ''man'', an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked... and so they did. One second, two seconds, three seconds... and now the jaws clenched, and the bosoms heaved, and the mascara ran, and the tears fell upon the beglittered gathering like rain leaking down a crystal chandelier, and Mister Rogers finally looked up from his watch and said softly "May said, 'May God be with you," you' to all his vanquished children"children."
16th Jun '17 11:16:25 PM LittleJon
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* As mentioned above he convinced Congress to give money, helped changed the mind of the Supreme Court and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Some say the President awarded the Medal before Mr. Rogers came after him. Mr. Rogers - 3, Federal Government - 0.
16th Jun '17 11:13:51 PM LittleJon
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* Rotten.com is/was a repository of the worst of humanity (they liked to say that a popular article of theirs would be something along the lines of "Man Bites Dog") of [[http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/fred-rogers/ Mr. Rogers]] is like a ''love letter'' to the man.

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* Rotten.com is/was a repository of the worst of humanity (they liked to say that a popular article of theirs would be something along the lines of "Man Bites Dog") Dog"), their article of [[http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/fred-rogers/ Mr. Rogers]] is like a ''love letter'' to the man.
4th Jun '17 10:54:10 PM LittleJon
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* Rotten.com is/was a repository of the worst of humanity (they liked to say that a popular article of theirs would be something along the lines of "Man Bites Dog") of [[http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/fred-rogers/ Mr. Rogers]] is like a ''love letter'' to the man.
1st Jun '17 5:41:39 PM jormis29
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* Through a bizarre twist of fate, Mister Rogers was the inspiration for ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. A young George A. Romero was behind the camera when Mister Rogers got a tonsillectomy, and the experience was so {{squick}}y that it got him interested in horror. The story doesn't end there! When the movie was finished, Romero showed Rogers an advanced screening of the movie. What did the most gentle man who ever lived think of this bloody horror film? ''[[ApprovalOfGod He thought it was fun!]]''

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* Through a bizarre twist of fate, Mister Rogers was the inspiration for ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. A young George A. Romero Creator/GeorgeARomero was behind the camera when Mister Rogers got a tonsillectomy, and the experience was so {{squick}}y that it got him interested in horror. The story doesn't end there! When the movie was finished, Romero showed Rogers an advanced screening of the movie. What did the most gentle man who ever lived think of this bloody horror film? ''[[ApprovalOfGod He thought it was fun!]]''
26th Mar '17 2:00:56 AM mlsmithca
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** The US Senate was debating cutting a $10 million grant to PBS. Fred Rogers came before them and spent six minutes describing his TV show. ''The United States Senate '''doubled the grant.'''''

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** The US Senate was debating cutting a $10 million grant to PBS. Fred Rogers came before them and spent six minutes describing his TV show. ''The United States Senate Senate'' '''doubled the grant.''''' '''



* Through a bizarre twist of fate, Mister Rogers was the inspiration for ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. A young George A. Romero was behind the camera when Mister Rogers got a tonsillectomy, and the experience was so {{squick}}y that it got him interested in horror.
** The story doesn't end there! When the movie was finished, Romero showed Rogers an advanced screening of the movie. What did the most gentle man who ever lived think of this bloody horror film? ''[[ApprovalOfGod He thought it was FUN!]]''
* When he went up to accept his lifetime achievement Emmy, he asked the entire crowd: "...ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are. Ten seconds of silence." '''And they complied.'''
** The write up from ''Esquire'' said it best:

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* Through a bizarre twist of fate, Mister Rogers was the inspiration for ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. A young George A. Romero was behind the camera when Mister Rogers got a tonsillectomy, and the experience was so {{squick}}y that it got him interested in horror.
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horror. The story doesn't end there! When the movie was finished, Romero showed Rogers an advanced screening of the movie. What did the most gentle man who ever lived think of this bloody horror film? ''[[ApprovalOfGod He thought it was FUN!]]''
fun!]]''
* When he went up to accept his lifetime achievement Emmy, he asked the entire crowd: "...ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are. Ten seconds of silence." '''And they complied.'''
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''' The write up from ''Esquire'' said it best:



* PBS Digital Studios made this awesome video: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM The Garden of Your Mind.]]''
** And now the "B-side", ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdAZ79AhcfY Sing Together]].''

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* PBS Digital Studios made this awesome video: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM The Garden of Your Mind.]]''
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]]'' And now the "B-side", ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdAZ79AhcfY Sing Together]].''



* It's been often written he was a tough person to interview as he would connect to the interviewer on a personal level. Watch as he turns Creator/JoanRivers, who in her prime was a tough, whip-smart, and sharp-tongued comedianne, into a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Kp5YeqrlE wide-eyed eight-year-old talking to a long admired teacher.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpbNv0MSm_E Twice.]]

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* It's been often written he was a tough person to interview as he would connect to the interviewer on a personal level. Watch as he turns Creator/JoanRivers, who in her prime was a tough, whip-smart, and sharp-tongued comedianne, comedienne, into a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Kp5YeqrlE wide-eyed eight-year-old talking to a long admired teacher.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpbNv0MSm_E Twice.]]



* Way before, a ''certain'' group of people known on the internet for their constant attacks on soldiers and the LGBT community made their own attack on Mr. Rogers. While most people would be infuriated for their usual shtick and InsaneTrollLogic reasoning as they are attacking them..for Mr. Rogers? [[EvilCannotComprehendGood They attacked him because he]] ''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood was]]'' ''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood too]]'' '''''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood nice]].''''' The fact that they themselves couldn't think of ''anything'' else shows how truly a hero Fred Rogers was that even ''they'' couldn't find a reason to say bad things about him.

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* Way before, a ''certain'' group of people known on the internet for their constant attacks on soldiers and the LGBT community made their own attack on Mr. Rogers. While most people would be infuriated for their usual shtick and InsaneTrollLogic reasoning as they are attacking them..for Mr. Rogers? [[EvilCannotComprehendGood They attacked him because he]] ''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood was]]'' ''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood was too]]'' '''''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood '''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood nice]].''''' ''' The fact that they themselves couldn't think of ''anything'' else shows how truly a hero Fred Rogers was that even ''they'' couldn't find a reason to say bad things about him.
3rd Nov '16 5:43:47 AM NateTheGreat
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** And now the "B-side", ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM Garden of Your Mind]].''

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** And now the "B-side", ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM Garden of Your Mind]].com/watch?v=CdAZ79AhcfY Sing Together]].''
3rd Nov '16 5:43:13 AM NateTheGreat
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* PBS Digital Studios made this awesome video: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM The Garden of Your Mind.]]

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* PBS Digital Studios made this awesome video: [[http://www.''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM The Garden of Your Mind.]]]]''
** And now the "B-side", ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM Garden of Your Mind]].''
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