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Welcome to the Neighborhood: The History and Legacy of Fred Rogers and His Iconic Show

Narrated by: Scott Clem
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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“This is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique. I end the program by saying, You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you; and I like you just the way you are. And I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health.” (Fred Rogers)

When one does happen upon such an abnormality, the public is quick to defend the gentle soul. “It takes a special kind of scum to hate Mister Rogers,” reads the top comment on the aforementioned video, posted by user Sergei Ivanovich Mosin. The video has been picked apart by multiple journalists from the likes of Huffington Post and Pittsburgh Magazine, among many others.

The reactions are so swift in part because millions of people become instantly nostalgic upon hearing the sweet, xylophonic melody that kicks off the theme song of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, including today’s children and their Gen-X and millennial parents. The show represented a simpler time, a world wherein the noses of children and teenagers weren't glued to their phones and the countless distractions of social media. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind program featuring a host that placed the welfare of children above ratings and profits. The philosophy of the mild-mannered, cardigan-wearing show creator and host was as straightforward as it was powerful: “When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary."

Welcome to the Neighborhood: The History and Legacy of Fred Rogers and His Iconic Show profiles one of America’s most influential kids shows and how it developed. You will learn about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood like never before.

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A Concise Biography of A Beloved Person

I completely enjoyed this audiobook. It is concise, less than two hours in length. I purchased both the Kindle and the audiobook and the reading was clear and faithful to the text. There were some apparent typographical errors in the text but as far as I am concerned they did not affect the overall story or my enjoyment of the story.

I have found several of Charles Rivers Editors biographies and histories to be excellent foundational works and am very happy and impressed in general. Thank You...