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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is an American half-hour children's television series that was created and hosted by namesake Fred Rogers. The series originated in 1963 as Mister Rogers on CBC Television, and was later re-branded in 1966 as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood on the regional Eastern Educational Network (EEN, a forerunner of today's American Public Television), followed by its U.S. network debut on February 19, 1968, and it aired on NET and its successor, PBS, until August 31, 2001. The series is aimed primarily at preschool ages 2 to 5, but has been stated by PBS as "appropriate for all ages". Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was produced by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, public broadcaster WQED and Rogers' non-profit production company Family Communications, Inc. There are 909 episodes in all. While PBS's national feed dropped the show as of August 31, 2008, many PBS stations continue to air the show on weekends.

Cast

  • Fred Rogers as himself
  • David Newell as Mr. McFeely
  • Betsy Nadia’s as Mrs. McFeely
  • Betty Aberlin as Lady Aberlin
  • Chuck Aber as Neighbor Aber
  • Don Brockett as Chef Brockett
  • Maggie Stewart as Mayor Maggie
  • François Clemmons as Officer Clemmons

Funding

  • Public Television Stations (1975-2001)
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1971-1976, 1991-2001)
  • Ford Foundation (1975-1976)
  • The Sears-Roebuck Foundation (1968-1992)
  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Company (1975-1976)