“WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR”

Encore: December 24, 2021

Mister Rogers frequent on-air neighbor, Nicolas Ma, the son of cellist Yo-Yo Ma gives us an intimate look at the man whose life lessons continue to influence.

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

TRANSCRIPT

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ARANP ANDAND I THINK E PER PPEOPLEPEOPLE IN ENCOP ENCOURAENCOURAGED TON OTOTHER P AND IF WE CAN HO UNCP UNCLEAR, THE NEXT STE VERY DOABLE.

AANP ANDAND I THINK THAT P OF LOVE THAT YOU CAN FE THROP THROUR THRI WANT TO MAR MAKING THIS FILM.

THANK YOU.

GOOD TO BE HERE.

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