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Title:
The good neighbor : the life and work of Fred Rogers
Author:
King, Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins), author.
ISBN:
9781419727726
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Abrams Press, 2018.
Physical Description:
406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Prologue: A beautiful day -- Freddy -- Breathing room -- College days -- Love and music -- Basic training -- The Children's Corner -- On-air ministry -- Dr. Margaret McFarland -- Toronto and the CBC -- The birth of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- The Pastore hearing -- Language and meaning -- Mister Rogers, boss and teacher -- Puppet world -- On hiatus -- He's back! -- Behind the scenes in the Neighborhood -- Fred Rogers, musician -- Mister Rogers's family values -- Fearless authenticity -- Swimming -- The legacy -- The end of the Neighborhood -- America's favorite neighbor -- Mister Rogers lives on -- Epilogue: A personal note on the importance of Fred Rogers.
Abstract:
Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work.
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