Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
National Educational Television (NET)
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is an informal composite of songs, puppets, people, lessons, and ideas for children from 3 to 8. The programs combine the fantasy of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe with the realities of childhood needs and experiences. The creator and star of the show is Fred Rogers, who summarizes his role as that of “creating an atmosphere in which a child is accepted and allowed to grow.” In recognition of success in filling that role, a Peabody Award for youth and children’s programming.