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February 19, 2008

HAPPY 40th!

Today is the 40th anniversary of the first broadcast of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood" which as every Pittsburgher knows originated in our fair city.

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In related Rogers News:

While there is apparently no truth to the rumor that Rogers' boyhood home in Latrobe, PA will be denied historic designation due to any balls being dropped, it is true that the trolley in Pittsburgh's “neighborhood of make-believe” was in a snow-related accident last Tuesday (King Friday suffered minor injuries).

City Councilwoman Darlene "I have cameras on my house" Harris told reporters that this never would have happened if the trolley had been traveling in her neighborhood of Springhill.

Upon hearing of the accident, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl declared a surge was needed in his war on snow.

5 comments:

"Fair and Balanced" Dave said...

A minor correction: Today is the 40th anniversary of the first national broadcast of Mr Rogers Neighborhood. The show went on the air locally in 1954.

Maria said...

Nope. This is the 40th anniversary of "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood."
The show you're talking about was called "The Children's Corner."

Sherry said...

yep, the children's corner was when i was a kid. mr.roger's was when my daughter was growing up.

to me, he was THE BEST!!

Anonymous said...

It's also just about the 25th anniversary of "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood."

- Shawn

Mark Rauterkus said...

Fred was a regular swimmer. Today as I jump into the pool and do my laps, I'll think of him.