Won't You Be Our Neighbor?

February 19th, 1968 was the date of the first national broadcast of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. He wasn't an astrophysicist or a chemist, he didn't advance medicine or invent new technology, but he connected with children in a way television had never seen before. His respectful, informative tactics have shaped the lives of kids for years - while the show first aired nearly 50 years ago, people of all ages still smile when asked, "Won't you be my neighbor?"

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