Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television, and Fred Rogers

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television, and Fred Rogers

by Mark Collins, Margaret Mary. Kimmel
     
 

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The pieces included in this volume address the enduring influence and importance of Fred Rogers's work in children's television. The contributors, representing a wide range of disciplines - art, psychology, medicine, social criticism, theology, music, and communications - include David Bianculli, Lynette Friedrich Cofer, Nancy E. Curry, Ellen Galinsky, George Gerbner,… See more details below

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The pieces included in this volume address the enduring influence and importance of Fred Rogers's work in children's television. The contributors, representing a wide range of disciplines - art, psychology, medicine, social criticism, theology, music, and communications - include David Bianculli, Lynette Friedrich Cofer, Nancy E. Curry, Ellen Galinsky, George Gerbner, William Guy, Lynn Johnson, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Susan Linn, Mary Rawson, Mark Shelton, Roderick Townley, Paula Lawrence Wehmiller, and Eugenia Zukerman interviewing Yo-Yo Ma. Born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Fred Rogers began his television career in 1951 at NBC. He became program director in 1954 for the newly founded WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, the first community-supported television station in the United States. From 1954 to 1961, Rogers and Josie Carey produced and performed in WQED's The Children's Corner, which became part of the Saturday morning lineup on NBC in 1955 and 1956. It was after Fred Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with a special charge of serving children and their families through television, that he developed what became the award-winning PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An examination of the PBS children's program's influence. (Sept.)
Booknews
Preceded by a humorous foreword, 14 essays take a serious look at the ways in which Fred Rogers's attitudes, teachings, and television show have influenced children and children's programming. The contributors represent a wide range of disciplines<-->art, psychology, medicine, social criticism, theology, music, and communications (one contribution features an interview with cellist Yo-Yo Ma). They consider the use of story, the reality of make-believe, the use and meaning of transitions, music, puppetry, theology, and the impact of Rogers's philosophy on parents. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822939214
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.97(d)

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