Son Of Mr. Rogers’ Mailman Brings His Real Route To Screen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mister Rogers’ deliveryman’s son, who’s now a real-life mail carrier, briefly appeared this week on an episode of a children’s show based on one of Mister Rogers’ puppets. Alex Newell, 39, is the son of David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Alex Newell had a cameo on “Daniel […]

Tom Hanks Unveils His Mr. Rogers

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Hanks as the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, premiered Saturday night at the Toronto International Film Festival, revealing a nuanced and layered performance by Hanks that goes well beyond the cardigan. Above: Hanks arrives for the Gala Premiere of the film at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Celebrating 50 Years Of Fred Rogers

The golden anniversary of America’s favorite neighbor’s appearance is being celebrated with a PBS special next month, a new postage stamp, a feature-length documentary coming out this summer and plans for a Tom Hanks-led biopic. “It’s just a wonderful, thrilling time for me,” said his widow, Joanne Rogers. “I’m just sorry that Fred’s not here to share it. But I think he would be just as amazed as I am.”

US Postal Service To Unveil Mister Rogers Stamp

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood. The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children’s television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers and soothing manner. The Forever stamp will be unveiled March 23 in the same Pittsburgh public television station where “Mister […]

Netflix Picks Up ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’