The first ever Mr. Rogers was filmed 51 years ago today: Google Doodle

51 years ago today, Fred Rogers walked into the television studio at WQED in Pittsburgh to tape the very first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which would premiere nationally on PBS in February 1968. He became known as Mister Rogers, nationally beloved, sweater wearing, “television neighbor,” whose groundbreaking children’s series inspired and educated generations of young viewers with warmth, sensitivity, and honesty.

Today’s stop-motion, animated video Doodle celebrating Mister Rogers was created in collaboration with Fred Rogers Productions, The Fred Rogers Center, and BixPix Entertainment. Set to the iconic opening song of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor"), the Doodle aims to be a reminder of the nurturing, caring, and whimsy that made the show feel like a “television visit” between Mister Rogers and his young viewers.



And just years later he was flipping kids the bird...

Please follow Bob's Blitz on Twitter for exclusive Blitz stories.




*Return to Bob's Blitz Homepage -- *Contact Bob's Blitz -- ⓒ2008-2018 BobsBlitz.com

Cookies & Privacy Policy -- About Us -- Copyright Policy -- Secure Version