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INDEPENDENT LENS : Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Monday, August 31, 2020, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Take an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, in one of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018.

  • Airdate(s): 8/30/2020, 4:00 - 6:00 PM ET
  • INLE #: 2201
  • Original Broadcast: 2/9/2019

Episode Description

One of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers. The documentary tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed daily into homes across America for more than 30 years. In his beloved television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life's weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn't been anything like Mister Rogers on television before, and there hasn't been since.


Press Documents

  • "Won't You Be My Neighbor," the Acclaimed Story of Fred Rogers and MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD, Returns to Broadcast on INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS

    Press Release

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