A co-production of POV and ITVS. Note: Much of the below list is taken from "Honorary Degrees Awarded to Fred Rogers",[144] unless otherwise stated. [73] Congressional funding for PBS increased from $9 million to $22 million. [9] "It was tough for me at the beginning," Rogers told NPR's Terry Gross in 1984. [14], Rogers wanted to enter seminary after college,[15] but instead chose to go into the nascent medium of television after encountering a TV at his parents' home in 1951 during his senior year at Rollins College. Awarded "for giving generation upon generation of children confidence in themselves, for being their friend, for telling them again and again and again that they are special and that they have worth. [90][91] Joanne was "an accomplished pianist",[92] who like Fred earned a Bachelor of Music from Rollins, and went on to earn a Master of Music from Florida State University. Adam McArthur is an American actor and martial artist based in Los Angeles, California, United States. PBS' NATURE, Sex, Lies & Butterflies from the National Butterfly Center. The highest American civilian honor; awarded by President. Given at the 13th Annual Civic Luncheon of the Salvation Army Association of Greater Pittsburgh. [108] He delayed treatment until after he served as Grand Marshal of the 2003 Rose Parade, with Art Linkletter and Bill Cosby in January. [35][36] Coombs remained in Toronto, creating the long-running children's program Mr. Dressup, which ran from 1967 to 1996. Rogers rarely spoke about his faith on air; he believed that teaching through example was as powerful as preaching. With a career spanning more than thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. [18], Rogers retired from producing the Neighborhood in 2001, at the age of 73, although reruns continued to air. [1] He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. You will always find people who are helping." A documentary that shows the bond that can develop between people and birds. [84] Though reluctant to appear on television talk shows, he would usually "charm the host with his quick wit and ability to ad-lib on a moment's notice". Awarded by the Online Film & Television Association. A co-production of POV and ITVS. Physician General, nearly 800 EU students receive degrees", "Commencement; Fordham Class Hears Magician and Peacemaker", "Commencement Speakers, Charges and Honorary Degrees", "Mister Rogers of PBS Fame Gives Old Dominion Graduates Advice for Life", "Middlebury to Award Honorary Degrees to Rogers and Six Others", "Joanne Rogers accepts husband's 41st honorary degree", "Why not punch yourself in the gut with this picture of Elmo looking sadly at Mr. Rogers' old sweater? [9] He attended Dartmouth College for one year before transferring to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida;[6] he graduated magna cum laude[4] in 1951 with a Bachelor of Music. Violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma (via video), and organist Alan Morrison performed in honor of Rogers. Barker officiated the service; also in attendance were Pittsburgh philanthropist Elsie Hillman, former Good Morning America host David Hartman, The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle and Arthur creator Marc Brown. He often feeds his fish, cleans up any props he has used, and returns to the front room, where he sings the closing song while changing back into his dress shoes and jacket. A POV co-production. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, an outdoor explorer extraordinaire. According to writer Shea Tuttle, Rogers considered his faith a fundamental part of his personality and "called the space between the viewer and the television set 'holy ground'". [70] In 1970, Nixon appointed Rogers as chair of the White House Conference on Children and Youth. Young immigrants get purposefully arrested by Border Patrol to help stop deportations. In 2010. Rogers swam daily at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, after waking every morning between 4:30 and 5:30 A.M. to pray and to "read the Bible and prepare himself for the day". In 2019, join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation. He used many of the puppet characters developed during this time, such as Daniel the Striped Tiger (named after WQED's station manager, Dorothy Daniel, who gave Rogers a tiger puppet before the show's premiere),[23] King Friday XIII, Queen Sara Saturday (named after Rogers' wife),[24] X the Owl, Henrietta, and Lady Elaine, in his later work. Businesswoman and philanthropist Teresa Heinz, PBS President Pat Mitchell, and executive director of The Pittsburgh Project Saleem Ghubril gave remarks. [56] As the Washington Post noted, Rogers taught young children about civility, tolerance, sharing, and self-worth "in a reassuring tone and leisurely cadence". Quinn, "In honor of Mister Rogers' 51st anniversary, here's one of our favorite memories—when he visited our neighborhood on #WheelOfFortune! [125] In 2012, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, with characters from and based upon Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, premiered on PBS. He began to play the piano when he was five years old. [119] The memorial was broadcast several times on Pittsburgh television stations and websites throughout the day. [73] It brought Pastore to tears and also, according to King, has been studied by public relations experts and academics. A co-presentation of Latino Public Broadcasting. [58], According to King, the process of putting each episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood together was "painstaking"[59] and Rogers' contribution to the program was "astounding". Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival. She performed publicly with her college classmate, Jeannine Morrison, from 1976 to 2008. "Mister Rogers" redirects here. The program also "incorporated most of the highly imaginative elements that later became famous",[48] such as its slow pace and its host's quiet manner. Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of girls of color at the front lines of social justice. [5] Rogers spent much of his childhood alone, playing with puppets, and also spent time with his grandfather. [71][72] According to King, Rogers' testimony was "considered one of the most powerful pieces of testimony ever offered before Congress, and one of the most powerful pieces of video presentation ever filmed". 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She has since released seven studio albums. ", Awarded for Rogers' educational special for children "Mister Rogers Talks With Children About Saying Goodbye to Friends.". A co-production of POV and ITVS in association with Latino Public…. [86] According to Junod, he did nothing to change his weight from the 143 pounds (65 kg) he weighed for most of his adult life; by 1998, this also included napping daily, going to bed at 9:30 P.M., and sleeping eight hours per night without interruption. Given by the Pennsylvania Society, which recognizes Pennsylvanians who made significant contributions to the Commonwealth. Nancy's father, Fred Brooks McFeely, after whom Rogers was named, was an entrepreneur. [116][117], On May 3, 2003, a public memorial was held at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. University to Honor a Neighbor: Mr. Rogers", "Pa. [20][21][22], In 1953, Rogers returned to Pittsburgh to work as a program developer at public television station WQED. [40] The program was videotaped at WQED in Pittsburgh and was broadcast by National Educational Television (NET), which later became the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Watch Oscar, Emmy, Peabody and duPont award-winning PBS documentaries on TV and online. Let's put you yourself on the air". ", by music director Johnny Costa and inspired by a Beethoven sonata, is played. [84] In many speeches, including the ones he made accepting a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 1997,[88] for his induction into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999,[86] and his final commencement speech at Dartmouth College in 2002, he instructed his audiences to remain silent and think for a moment about someone who had a good influence on them. The end of the visit occurs when the Trolley returns to the same tunnel from which it emerged, reappearing in Mr. Rogers' home. [69], In 1969, Rogers testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, which was chaired by Democratic Senator John Pastore of Rhode Island. Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival. Meet Lea Tsemel, a Jewish lawyer who defends Palestinians accused of resisting occupation. About 80 relatives, co-workers, and close friends attended the service, which "was planned in great secrecy so that those closest to him could grieve in private". [65] King reports that the decision caught many of his coworkers and supporters "off guard". The award is given to a person who made major improvements to the quality of life of the disabled. [111] The newspaper also reported that by noon, the internet "was already full of appreciative pieces" by parents, viewers, producers, and writers. He acquired the rights to Misterogers in 1967 and returned to Pittsburgh with his wife, two young sons, and the sets he developed, despite a potentially promising career with CBC and no job prospects in Pittsburgh. Each subsequent season, filmed in color and funded by PBS, the Sears-Roebuck Foundation, and other charities, consisted of 65 episodes. This one is probably no different, although the musical format is nice and has my 2-year-old attempting to sing along. Awarded for Rogers' educational special for children "Let's Talk About Going to the Doctor. [99] According to King, Rogers also signed his name to a statement protesting wearing animal furs. [60] The puppets created for the Neighborhood of Make-Believe "included an extraordinary variety of personalities". [11] He was ordained a minister by the Pittsburgh Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church in 1963. [137][138] The 2019 drama film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the story of Rogers and his television series, with Tom Hanks portraying Rogers. [13] His mission as an ordained minister, instead of being a pastor of a church, was to minister to children and their families through television. Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival. There are several pieces of art dedicated to Rogers throughout Pittsburgh, including a 7,000-pound, 11-foot high bronze statue of him in the North Shore neighborhood. Rogers grew up in a three-story brick mansion at 737 Weldon Street in Latrobe. [126] In 2006, three years after Rogers' death and after the end of production of Blue's Clues, the Fred Rogers Company contacted Santomero to create a show that would promote Rogers' legacy. Her visit was taped and later aired in March 1988 as part of Rogers' program. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999. [67] In 1979, after an almost five-year hiatus, Rogers returned to producing the Neighborhood; King calls the new version "stronger and more sophisticated than ever". Awarded "in recognition of 25 years of beautiful days in the neighborhood". Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003), also known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. And one of them was ... the head of the football team". [61] They were simple puppets but "complex, complicated, and utterly honest beings". See American Rhetoric.com for the transcript of Rogers' testimony. A defiant movement led by women of color fights to transform politics from the ground up. [125] She and the other producers of Blue's Clues used many of Rogers' techniques, such as using child developmental and educational research, and having the host speak directly to the camera and transition to a make-believe world. Michael Jones, Actor: Lazer Team. The award was created in 1997 to recognize a Pennsylvanian who has made major contributions to their state. [113] Rogers' death was widely lamented. POV is a production of American Documentary, Inc. [53] The episode's theme is introduced, and Mr. Rogers leaves his home to visit another location, the camera panning back to the neighborhood model and zooming in to the new location as he enters it. Presented by St. Vincent College. [17][note 1] After graduating in 1951, he worked at NBC in New York City as floor director of Your Hit Parade, The Kate Smith Hour, and Gabby Hayes's children's show, and as an assistant producer of The Voice of Firestone. [135] It was installed on June 11, 2016, with the title "Fred McFeely Rogers (1928-2003)".[136]. [98][101] King called him "that unique television star with a real spiritual life",[101] emphasizing the values of patience, reflection, and "silence in a noisy world". U.S. President Lyndon Johnson had proposed a $20 million bill for the creation of PBS before he left office, but his successor, Richard Nixon, wanted to cut the funding to $10 million. About Love examines the vagaries of affections across three generations of the Phadke family. [85] Rogers was "one of the country's most sought-after commencement speakers",[86] making over 150 speeches. For the television series, see, American television personality (1928–2003). [37] Rogers' work for CBC "helped shape and develop the concept and style of his later program for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the U.S."[38], Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (also called the Neighborhood), a half-hour educational children's program starring Rogers, began airing nationally in 1968 and ran for 895 episodes. [98] He became a co-owner of Vegetarian Times in the mid-1980s[98] and said in one issue, "I love tofu burgers and beets". [68] King writes that by the program's second run in the 1980s, it was "such a cultural touchstone that it had inspired numerous parodies",[18] most notably Eddie Murphy's parody on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s. People all over the world were encouraged to wear a sweater honoring Rogers' legacy and the final event in a six-day celebration in Pittsburgh. ", "Mister Rogers Pays a Visit to 'Dr. In the Oakland neighborhood, his portrait is included in the Martin Luther King Jr. and "Interpretations of Oakland" murals. [51] The camera zooms in to a model representing Mr. Rogers' house, then cuts to the house's interior and pans across the room to the front door, which Rogers opens as he sings the theme song to greet his visitors while changing his suit jacket to a cardigan (knitted by his mother)[52] and his dress shoes to sneakers, "complete with a shoe tossed from one hand to another". Awarded by the international professional music fraternity, to musicians who have attained "a national reputation in his or her field". [130], Video of Rogers' 1969 testimony in defense of public programming has experienced a resurgence since 2012, going viral at least twice. [124], Rogers inspired Angela Santomero, co-creator of the children's television show Blue's Clues, to earn a degree in developmental psychology and go into educational television. 9–16, for a complete description of the structure of. [195] The Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad and Village debuted a miniature recreation of Rogers' house from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in 2005. [27] Rogers also worked with Coombs on the children's show Butternut Square from 1964 to 1967. Unity Cemetery, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S. Children's television presenter, actor, puppeteer, singer, composer, television producer, author, educator, Presbyterian minister, Awarded for "outstanding contributions to the community". I think he made friends with himself as much as he could. [88], After Rogers' retirement in 2001, he remained busy working with FCI, studying religion and spirituality, making public appearances, traveling, and working on a children's media center named after him at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe with Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, chancellor of the college. Mr. Rogers proceeds to the window seat by the trolley track and sets up the action there as the Trolley comes out. This story has been shared 4,312 times. The museum contains an exhibit of, Fred Rogers Exhibit. [49][48] The format of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood "remained virtually unchanged" for the entire run of the program. [92][93] According to biographer Maxwell King, Rogers' close associates said he was "absolutely faithful to his marriage vows". Natalie Anne Merchant (born October 26, 1963) is an American alternative rock singer-songwriter. [100] Rogers was a Presbyterian, and many of the messages he expressed in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood were inspired by the core tenets of Christianity. [62] In 1971, Rogers formed Family Communications, Inc. (FCI, now The Fred Rogers Company), to produce the Neighborhood, other programs, and non-broadcast materials. NATURE CAT is an animated series that follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. TV's longest-running showcase of independent nonfiction film. Presented by the Vocational Rehabilitation Center board of directors in Pittsburgh. They had two sons, James and John. When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. A Co-Presentation of Pacific Islanders in Communications. [99] He told Vegetarian Times that he had become a vegetarian for both ethical and health reasons. In 2018 Won't You Be My Neighbor?, director Morgan Neville's documentary about Rogers' life, grossed over $22 million and became the top-grossing biographical documentary ever produced, the highest-grossing documentary in five years, and the 12th largest-grossing documentary ever produced. [79] The appearance was broadcast in the Soviet Union on December 7, coinciding with the Washington Summit meeting between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington D.C.[80] Vedeneyeva visited the set of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in November. [50] Every episode begins with a camera's-eye view of a model of a neighborhood, then panning in closer to a representation of a house while a piano instrumental of the theme song, "Won't You be My Neighbor? His tone was quiet and informal but "commanded attention". Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival. [84] His friend and colleague David Newell reported that Rogers would "agonize over a speech",[87] and King reported that Rogers was at his least guarded during his speeches, which were about children, television, education, his view of the world, how to make the world a better place, and his quest for self-knowledge. [106] He did not smoke or drink. [82][83] The first time Rogers appeared on television as an actor, and not himself, was in a 1996 episode of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, playing a preacher. Nature currently airs every Wednesday on PBS in the United States but appears in syndication in Canada and the Discovery Channel. Initially, dreaming of becoming a doctor, she settled for a life of hospital volunteer work. He exits the front door as he ends the song, and the camera zooms out of his home and pans across the neighborhood model as the episode ends. He also helped develop the children's shows The Children's Corner (1955) and Misterogers (1963). There are also episodes on the Painted Lady butterfly and Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Bat. [57] He tackled difficult topics such as the death of a family pet, sibling rivalry, the addition of a newborn into a family, moving and enrolling in a new school, and divorce. [131][132] In 2017, video of the testimony again went viral after President Donald Trump proposed defunding several arts-related government programs including PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts. [76][78], In September 1987, Rogers visited Moscow to appear as the first guest on the long-running Soviet children's TV show Good Night, Little Ones! What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel? Once this segment ends, Mr. Rogers leaves and returns to his home, indicating that it is time to visit the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. According to the Post-Gazette, 2,700 people attended. A co-presentation of Latino Public Broadcasting. There is a "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe" in Idlewild Park and a kiosk of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood artifacts at Pittsburgh International Airport. with host Tatiana Vedeneyeva. [98] King reported that despite Rogers' family's wealth, he cared little about making money, and lived frugally, especially as he and his wife grew older. [3] He was bullied and taunted as a child for his weight, and called "Fat Freddy". The Exhibit displays the life, career and legacy of Rogers and includes photos, artifacts from, This page was last edited on 13 February 2021, at 12:20. Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival. The stories and lessons told take place over a series of a week's worth of episodes and involve puppet and human characters. With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures all while inspiring children to go outside. [118] Jeff Erlanger, who at the age of 10 appeared on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in 1981 to explain his electric wheelchair, also spoke. Rogers was the first recipient of this award. [25][26] Children's television entertainer Ernie Coombs was an assistant puppeteer. His best-known role is voicing Marco Diaz in Disney XD's Star vs. the Forces of Evil.He also voices characters on other animation shows, and on-screen on some nationally aired commercials. [129] Burns has said Rogers' words of comfort "began circulating on social media"[129] following tragedies such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the Manchester Arena bombing in Manchester, England, in 2017, and the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. King wrote that Rogers saw responding to his viewers' letters as "a pastoral duty of sorts". There are no upcoming POV films on this station. The Society donated $25,000 to the McFarland Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation (named after Margaret McFarland) in Rogers' honor. A statue of a dinosaur titled "Fredasaurus Rex Friday XIII" originally stood in front of the WQED building and as of 2014 stands in front of the building that contains the Fred Rogers Company offices. A co-presentation of Latino…, Close bonds are forged between parents, children, and caregivers at a 24-hour daycare. fans can check out Fred Rogers Trail", "Remembering Fred Rogers: A Life Well-Lived: A look back at Fred Rogers' life", "Tom Hanks just found out he's related to Mister Rogers", "The relics of Mister Rogers: 7 emotional items from the new film Won't You Be My Neighbor? Presented by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Given as part of the third annual Governor's Day Awards in the Arts. His work in children's television has been widely lauded, and he received over 40 honorary degrees and several awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 1997. [81] In 1994, Rogers wrote, produced, and hosted a special for PBS called Fred Rogers' Heroes, which featured interviews and portraits of four people from across the country who were having a positive impact on children and education. [46] The final original episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood aired on August 31, 2001. For example, since hosting Misterogers in Canada, he answered every letter sent to him by hand. Meet Sabine, the charismatic Cameroonian proprietor of an underground hair salon. [88] Rogers began swimming when he was a child, at his family's vacation home outside Latrobe, where they owned a pool, and during their winter trips to Florida. While comatose shortly before his death, he received the last rites of the Catholic Church from Archabbot Nowicki. A co-presentation of Latino Public Broadcasting. [196], Rogers has received honorary degrees from over 43 colleges and universities. Copyright © 1995–2021 American Documentary, Inc. |. ", the 1998 Esquire profile of Rogers, said, "Nearly every morning of his life, Mister Rogers has gone swimming". Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003), also known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. [43][44] By the time the program ended production in December 2000, its average rating was about 0.7 percent of television households, or 680,000 homes, and it aired on 384 PBS stations. Rogers influenced many writers and producers of children's television shows, and his broadcasts have served as a source of comfort during tragic events, even after his death. [14] He also studied Catholic mysticism, Judaism, Buddhism, and other faiths and cultures. The camera follows it down a tunnel in the back wall of the house as it enters the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. He then talks to the viewers before concluding the episode. The program was critically acclaimed for focusing on children's emotional and physical concerns, such as death, sibling rivalry, school enrollment, and divorce. [94][95], Rogers was red-green color-blind. [57] For example, he wrote a special segment that dealt with the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy that aired on June 7, 1968, days after the assassination occurred. Rogers was born on March 20, 1928, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles (64 km) outside of Pittsburgh, at 705 Main Street[2] to James and Nancy Rogers. Nine-year-old Maribel tells us how it feels to be stricken with the world's oldest affliction. Hero? He was shy, introverted, and overweight, and was frequently homebound after suffering bouts of asthma. [120], Marc Brown, creator of another PBS children's show, Arthur, considered Rogers both a friend and "a terrific role model for how to use television and the media to be helpful to kids and families". Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, Bell continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. [5][2] He had a sister, Elaine, whom the Rogerses adopted when he was 11 years old. [4] Nancy knitted sweaters for American soldiers from western Pennsylvania who were fighting in Europe and regularly volunteered at the Latrobe Hospital. [66] Rogers continued to confer with McFarland about child development and early childhood education, however. [88][96] He became a pescatarian in 1970, after the death of his father, and a vegetarian in the early 1980s,[97] saying he "couldn't eat anything that had a mother". ", "Fred Rogers to Deliver Pitt's 1993 Commencement Address", "W.V. [128] Comedian Eddie Murphy parodied Mister Rogers' Neighborhood on Saturday Night Live during the 1980s. [44][47], Many of the sets and props in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, like the trolley, the sneakers, and the castle, were created for Rogers' show in Toronto by CBC designers and producers. He began his television career at NBC in New York, returning to Pittsburgh in 1953 to work for children's programming at NET (later PBS) television station WQED. [7], Rogers had a difficult childhood. Softie follows Boniface “Softie” Mwangi, a political activist running for office in Kenya. [34] Coombs joined Rogers in Toronto as an assistant puppeteer. A political love story about Leila, her secret love Sahand and their escape from Iran. He became a Presbyterian minister in 1963. [102][103] King reported that Rogers' relationship with his young audience was important to him. CBC's children's programming head Fred Rainsberry insisted on it, telling Rogers, "Fred, I've seen you talk with kids. [63][64], In 1975 Rogers stopped producing Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood to focus on adult programming. He and FCI had been making about two or three weeks of new programs per year for many years, "filling the rest of his time slots from a library of about 300 shows made since 1979". Awarded at the 12th national Abe Lincoln Awards banquet for his work in children's television. It takes one letter to say 'I' and four letters to say 'love' and three letters to say 'you'". [123] Josh Selig, creator of Wonder Pets, credits Rogers with influencing his use of structure and predictability, and his use of music, opera, and originality. Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival. [74][note 3], In 1978, while on hiatus from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Rogers wrote, produced, and hosted a 30-minute interview program for adults on PBS called Old Friends ... New Friends. He graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a bachelor's degree in divinity in 1962. Awarded for humanitarianism. [8], Rogers attended Latrobe High School, where he overcame his shyness. [70] Even though Rogers was not yet nationally known, he was chosen to testify because of his ability to make persuasive arguments and to connect emotionally with his audience. He said, "You don't need to speak overtly about religion in order to get a message across". [45][46] Production of the Neighborhood ended in December 2000, and the last original episode aired in 2001, but PBS continued to air reruns; by 2016 it was the third-longest running program in PBS history. Compared with PBS shows, Nickelodeon programming has always seemed a bit lacking in educational substance to me. She joined the folk rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, and was lead vocalist and primary lyricist for the group. Fraternity for male musicians who have adopted music as a career. In honor of the 51st anniversary of the premiere of, Louisiana Children's Museum. 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