Mister Rogers Neighborhood by Mark Collins
Children Television And Fred Rogers

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The pieces included in this volume address the enduring influence and importance of Fred Rogers's work in children's television. The contributors, representing a wide range of disciplines - art, psychology, medicine, social criticism, theology, music, and communications - include David Bianculli, Lynette Friedrich Cofer, Nancy E. Curry, Ellen Galinsky, George Gerbner, William Guy, 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 began his television career in 1951 at NBC. He became program director in 1954 for the newly founded WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, the first community-supported television station in the United States. From 1954 to 1961, Rogers and Josie Carey produced and performed in WQED's The Children's Corner, which became part of the Saturday morning lineup on NBC in 1955 and 1956. It was after Fred Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with a special charge of serving children and their families through television, that he developed what became the award-winning PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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Mark Collins teaches in the Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh and is a contributing editor to Pitt Magazine. He is the author of Imperfect Journey, a collection of essays. Margaret Mary Kimmel is professor in the department of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches children's literature and courses related to the provision of information services to young people. With Elizabeth Segal, Dr. Kimmel co-edited For Reading Out Loud. She also is involved with the selection of titles for Golden Triangle Books--historical classics for children from the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Published April 1, 1996 by University of Pittsburgh Press. 249 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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An examination of the PBS children's program's influence.

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