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The good neighbor : the life and work of Fred Rogers

by King, Maxwell (Author)

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Maxwell King delivers the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, telling the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, he traces Rogers's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, inc... Full description

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Table of 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.
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