“MISTER ROGERS & ME”

Encore: December 24, 2021

Who was Mister Rogers away from the limelight? The television icon’s real life neighbor introduces us to Fred, the man who lived next door.

Aired on November 22, November 28 and December 25, 2019.

TRANSCRIPT

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P RMISTER ROGE WONDWONDERFUL BOOK AND MAN.

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> I APPRECIATE YOU SP TTIME WITH US.

YOU BE WELL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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