Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001.
Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, Rogers earned a bachelor's degree in music from Rollins College in 1951. He began his television career in 1951 at NBC in New York. He returned to Pittsburgh in 1953 to work for children's programming at NET (later PBS) television station WQED. After graduating from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, he became a Presbyterian minister in 1963 and attended the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Child Development, where he began his 30-year long collaboration with child psychologist Margaret McFarland. He also helped develop the children's shows The Children's Corner (1955) and Misterogers (1963). In 1968 he created Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran for 33 years. The program was critically acclaimed for focusing on children's emotional and physical concerns, such as death, sibling rivalry, school enrollment, and divorce.
Rogers died of stomach cancer on February 27, 2003, at the age of 74. His work in children's television has been widely lauded, and he received over 40 honorary degrees and several awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 1997. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999. Rogers influenced many writers and producers of children's television shows, and his broadcasts have served as a source of comfort during tragic events, even after his death.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 20, 1928 (Latrobe), Died February 27, 2003 (Pittsburgh)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||103233||9/24/1957||Why hi song||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103234||9/24/1957||I found the children's corner||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103235||9/24/1957||I'm Tame||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103236||9/24/1957||Chrysanthemum||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103237||9/24/1957||I found the children's corner||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103238||9/24/1957||I give a hoot for you||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103239||9/24/1957||Every minute of today||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103240||9/24/1957||Good morning God||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103241||9/24/1957||Meow meow meow meow beautiful||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103242||9/24/1957||Vous et moi ensemble||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103243||9/24/1957||Ma famille||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103244||9/24/1957||Les jours de la semaine||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103245||9/24/1957||I found the children's corner||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103246||9/24/1957||Mimus Polygiottos is my pet ; Walking mocking ; Mimus and Walking Mocking||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103247||9/24/1957||Had I on a hat||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103248||9/24/1957||We're going to have a party||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103249||9/24/1957||I found the children's corner||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103250||9/24/1957||Goodnight God||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
|Decca||103251||9/24/1957||So long song||Josie Carey ; Fred Rogers||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rogers, Fred," accessed January 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/340752.
Rogers, Fred. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/340752.
"Rogers, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 January 2022.
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