Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

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Title: Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Author: King, Maxwell
ISBN: 9781419735165
Publisher: Abrams Press
Published: 2019
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New


Biography 1208829
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The definitive biography of Fred Rogers, children's television pioneer and American cultural icon, an instant New York Times bestseller

Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and taking their questions about the world seriously. The Good Neighbor is the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers.

Based on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, The Good Neighbor traces Rogers's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. It includes his surprising decision to walk away from the show in 1976 to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood to help children face complex issues such as divorce, discipline, mistakes, anger, and competition. The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure.