Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television, and Fred by Mark Collins

By Mark Collins

The items integrated during this quantity handle the long-lasting impact and value of Fred Rogers's paintings in kid's tv. The individuals, representing quite a lot of disciplines - artwork, psychology, medication, social feedback, theology, tune, and communications - comprise David Bianculli, Lynette Friedrich Cofer, Nancy E. Curry, Ellen Galinsky, George Gerbner, William man, Lynn Johnson, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Susan Linn, Mary Rawson, Mark Shelton, Roderick Townley, Paula Lawrence Wehmiller, and Eugenia Zukerman interviewing Yo-Yo Ma. Born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Fred Rogers all started his tv occupation in 1951 at NBC. He grew to become software director in 1954 for the newly based WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, the 1st community-supported tv station within the usa. From 1954 to 1961, Rogers and Josie Carey produced and played in WQED's The kid's nook, which turned a part of the Saturday morning lineup on NBC in 1955 and 1956. It was once after Fred Rogers was once ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with a distinct cost of serving young children and their households via tv, that he built what grew to become the award-winning PBS sequence Mister Rogers' local.

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There's only one person in the world like you. " 34 Jeanne Marie Laskas Well, talk about good stuff. That just went right into my heart. And it never budged. And I've been able to pass that on. And that's a wonderful legacy. And I trust that he's proud of that. I could have walked into some positions that were already set. I could have walked into an office that was already furnished for me. But I would much rather have done what I have done. David Bianculli's view of Mister Rogers is seen through one of those museums that Laskas talks about-specifically the Museum of Television & Radio, where Bianculli unearthed early footage of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and its predecessor, The Children's Comer.

Inference" is when you can get behind the scenes and know there is a script, an actor, a camera, and make-up. Infer from what you see. You are in control. And as soon as you do that, it becomes an enriching experience no matter how bad the program may be. Rogers allows a young audience to make this crucial shift. In this world of too many manufactured dreams, Fred Rogers is handcrafting - for us as well as for our children - the dreams that heal. Just how does Fred craft these dreams? First, he always has something to tell, rather than something to sell.

I'm going to pick out some results of our research on the TV world and its basic story-making elements. This "mainstream" television world is a place where men outnumber women across the board at least three to one. Starting out with that kind of cast, what can you get that is really accurate and valid? There is a basic flaw in almost every play, in most of our news, in most of our formula-bound children's programs (where the disproportion is even greater). Representation is not only a question of numbers, but also a question of the range of opportunities one sees a significant majority element of human beings pursue.

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