The Cardigan and The Necktie Posted on August 21, 2017July 27, 2017 by Byron Tully Classic look for dinner at home with a few friends, or an afternoon chat with a few million children. I miss this guy. BGT Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditWhatsAppPocketTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading...
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ahhh yes, a Pittsburgh native. I remember him well being a native myself. He was beloved by many there. There is a memorial of-sorts to him at the Pittsburgh airport and several others around town as well. A very good man.
Thank you, Bev. Public television is a treasure. – BGT
I had the honor of meeting him several times when I worked for WQED. He was a kind and gentle man.
By the way Bev, Fred was a Latrobe native. He didn’t move to Pittsburgh until he was in his 30s and already well established in children’s television.
yes, you are correct, Fraley. I suppose I was just referring to the general area since Latrobe is only a short drive to Pittsburgh (sans traffic, of course). But, I believe we agree on the statement, “a kind and gentle man.” Thank you for the clarification.
“I like you just the way you are” -Fred Rogers
I remember when George W Bush gave this Presbyterian minister the freedom award.
I loved this guy so much in my youth and respect him even more as I get older. His legacy continues with Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood. My son and daughter love the show.
Thanks, Dario. – BGT
He was filming a segment locally on a very hot day, and the sweater stayed on. My mother was present, and asked one of the film crew why Mr. Rogers didn’t wear a different outfit, given the weather. The staffer replied that Fred wished to present a consistent and simple image to his viewers, many of whom came from families who could not afford a diverse wardrobe. What a role model.
Great story, Latrobe. Thank you. – BGT
I miss him too, Byron. As a child, after school, I used to sit transfixed in front of the TV to see what form of kindness and wisdom he might share.
This is the only children’s television I allowed my children to watch. I am not old money, but rather old values…
Thanks, Sherri. – BGT
How have I missed such a wonderful blog all these years?!
Thank you, EMJ. And welcome! – BGT