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Celebrating Mister Rogers with a musical Google Doodle

On this date, September 21, 1967, 51 years ago, Fred Rogers walked into the television studio at WQED in Pittsburgh to tape the very first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which would premiere nationally on PBS in February 1968. He became known as Mister Rogers, nationally beloved, sweater wearing, “television neighbor,” whose groundbreaking children’s series inspired and educated generations of young viewers with warmth, sensitivity, and honesty.

…Set to the iconic opening song of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor“), the Doodle aims to be a reminder of the nurturing, caring, and whimsy that made the show feel like a “television visit” between Mister Rogers and his young viewers.

Fred Rogers continued to broadcast from his neighborhood until August 31, 2001, completing 912 episodes, including specials, over 31 seasons. This stop motion animated Google Doodle was created in collaboration with Fred Rogers Productions, The Fred Rogers Center, and BixPix Entertainment.

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Follow this with this classic crayon factory visit and more Google Doodles on this site.

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