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Tom Hanks just learned he’s related to Mister Rogers days before his Mister Rogers movie opens

Tom Hanks unintentionally found a more immersive form of method acting: sharing DNA with his character. Hanks, 63, recently discovered he’s related to Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

‘It’s you I like’: Spokane educators reflect on Fred Rogers’ legacy as moviegoers can rediscover a hero

The newly released Tom Hanks biopic, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” underscores the important, calming and confident role Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, played in the lives of children.


How Mister Rogers became a timeless oracle of parenting wisdom

He is best known for what he meant to children. That was, after all, what Fred Rogers’s life and career were all about – every song he sang, every puppet …


Mister Rogers’ home state plans day of kindness in his honor

Residents of Fred Rogers’ home state of Pennsylvania will be encouraged to exhibit acts of kindness in honor of the beloved PBS children’s show host.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ is poised to be a hit, and it might help redefine the meaning of ‘Christian film’

Mister Rogers is most famous as the sweater-clad television host who pioneered children’s programming and, in later years, became America’s unofficial comforter-in-chief. Now, 15 years after his death, he might …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018

U.S. Postal Service unveils Mister Rogers postage stamp

The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”


Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018

The low-key, low-tech “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always had time to listen to children. That legacy burns for many in these …