Neighborhood Stories

Voices from the Community

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Jim Cunningham speaks with the host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Fred Rogers in October of 1994 when Fred published his book You Are Special: Words of Wisdom for All Ages from a Beloved Neighbor. Here Fred discusses finding value in yourself and looking for the positives in tough life experiences. Listen to the full interview HERE.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Mr Rogers Neighborhood. Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary discusses Fred Rogers long relationship to the Seminary as a graduate.  She suggests where he got the idea for the Neighborhood and how his training as a Presbyterian Minister shaped his thinking and work. A room at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be named in Fred’s honor.

Our Neighborhood Partners

Why do these local businesses and organizations support WQED? Here what they have to say about Mister Rogers and being in the neighborhood.