Book Review: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Tim Lybarger, Melissa Wagner, Jenna McGuiggan
Forward by Tom Hanks
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: October 29, 2019

A book on the beloved public television children’s program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood has just been released, and without question, it is as magical, charming, warm, and sincere as the pioneering man and the program itself.

Entitled Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History, it’s indeed just that, an absolute cornucopia of photos (many rare and never released publicly), original show notes, recaps of great and important moments on the show, and loving interviews from many of the key cast, crew, and special guests involved with the program, which ran for over four decades and spawned almost a thousand episodes.

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Mister Rogers Documentary ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ To Air On HBO and PBS Next Year
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Earlier this year you may have caught a trailer for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The documentary, which is from Focus Features and Oscar winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom, Johnny Cash’s America), tells the story of Fred Rogers, the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Now the documentary is set to make its way to television. It’s been announced that you’ll be able to watch Won’t You Be My Neighbor? on both HBO and PBS early next year. You can find all of the details below.

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PBS Great American Read: History Of Science Fiction Video
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Back in May, PBS launched The Great American Read, their interactive search for America’s favorite novel. They’ve compiled a list of America’s 100 best-loved novels, and now you can vote here for your favorite!

In conjunction with this new initiative, PBS has released a new video called “The Evolution of Science Fiction,” hosted by Lindsay Ellis. Watch the video here below!

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Movie Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Director: Morgan Neville
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, David Newell, Junlei Li, François Scarborough Clemmons, Jim Rogers, John Rogers, Betty Seamans, Nick Tallo, Margaret Whitmer
Studio: Focus Features
Rated PG-13 | 94 Minutes
Release Date: June 29, 2018

My family and I went to see “that Mr. Rogers movie.” It’s sad when things like kindness and empathy are considered “weird,” isn’t it? My son incredulously asked, “Was he really that way in real life?” In the documentary, Won’t You be my Neighbor, that question is addressed, and the simple answer is yes. Fred Rogers was that way in real life. He was more as well. In a world of CGI space lords and blockbuster action movies, Fred Rogers is the biggest and best hero of any film in 2018.

More below.

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‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Image Goes Into Deep Thought
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The game isn’t over yet for Sherlock Holmes; in fact, based on the way Sherlock Season 3 ended and what the 2016 special “The Abominable Bride” told us, it has only begun. The Season 4 teaser that was shown to us at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer says that everyone in Sherlock’s inner circle is threatened, but other than that, we don’t know much about the overall arc or what stories exactly Steven Moffat will draw from that will inspire each episode (there’s are some hints).

Now PBS has released a brand new image that doesn’t tell us much about Season 4, but does set the tone. Check out the image here below.

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