Fred Rogers, author portrait
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Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was the creator, showrunner, and host of the internationally acclaimed children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhoodwhich ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001. His work in children's television has been widely lauded, and he received over forty honorary degrees and several awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002, a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 1997, and induction into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999. Rogers was also a musician, Presbyterian minister, and the author of several books for children and adults.