WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR Trailer Looks Back at Mister Rogers' Legacy


This year is the 50th anniversary of the show's premiere, and on Tuesday Rogers-who died of stomach cancer in 2003 at the age of 74-would have turned 90. Rogers created the children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and hosted it for more than 30 years (PBS, 1968-2001).

Rogers wore a cardigan sweater on every episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and all were hand-knit by his mother.

The episodes start streaming at 1 p.m. ET on March 20.

On what would have been Fred Rogers's 90th birthday, Focus Features has released the first full trailer for the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" distinguished itself from other children's programming by addressing subjects that were previously considered off-limits for the genre, including divorce, race relations, and death.

In Won't You Be My Neighbor?

"To me when I really tried to distill what Fred was talking about to one thing, I came up with the phrase radical kindness", Neville told Deadline in January.

While radical may or may not be a word we've used to describe Fred Rogers and his Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in the past, this documentary certainly seems to prove the legacy he's left behind. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. There hadn't been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn't been since. It was directed by Morgan Neville and arrives in select theaters on June 8. "I believe Mister Rogers is the kind of voice we need to hear right now", Neville said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter in November.