Fred Rogers, America’s Favorite PBS Guy
Read about the popular television personality here: https://www.fredrogerscenter.org/about-fred.
When I met Mr. Rogers at a special event, along with my sleeping infant (see photo, this page), someone there took a snapshot with their camera and gave it to me a short time later. Mr. Rogers seemed to like our little one and asked, “Would you send me a copy of that picture? Just mail it to ‘Mr. Rogers, Pittsburgh, PA’ and it will get to me. I get a lot of mail sent to that address. It’s like Santa. You don’t need any more for the address than that.” (We met when he was attending a celebration of his sidewalk star being inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.)
Given the choice, I would still rather be in the company of Mr. Rogers than Santa. Visiting these centers will give you a chance to see why this author was so important.
“When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” –Fred Rogers
His Writings and Recordings
Find a list of books by Mr. Rogers here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/fred-rogers.html.
His audio recordings can be found here: https://www.discogs.com/artist/1387039-Mister-Rogers and his videos are here: https://pbskids.org/video/mister-rogers.
On our Pennsylvania Author Adventures Trail, the Fred Rogers Center in Latrobe is the eighth stop, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is the ninth.