Won’t you be my neighbor?
Mr. Rodgers was the creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. He was inspired to create the show after seeing what was available to children at the time. In his quiet manner, he invited the television audience to be his neighbor. Mr. Rogers spoke on a variety of topics. He sang songs, most notably, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and “It’s Such a Good Feeling”, which are the opening and closing themes of each episode. During the course of each episode, viewers were introduced to various characters from the Land of Make-Believe, such as Daniel Tiger and King Friday. The Bio-pic “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” explores the shows history as well as the life of its creator, Fred Rogers.
Fred Rogers was a Presbyterian minister from Pennsylvania. He was a devoted father and husband. Throughout the extensive run of the show, Mr. Rogers taught his audience about love, which he proudly initialed with the number ‘143’. Fred Rogers also believed that each person was unique and he often declared that he liked people just the way they were. This is easily a movie that will find its way into our personal DVD collection.
Lessons from “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”