Film: Won't You Be My Neighbor
When: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
: Wilda Marston Theater
Charmingly soft-spoken and yet
powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique
presence on television for generations.
Through interviews of his family and
colleagues, the life of this would-be pastor is explored as a man who found a
more important calling to provide an oasis for children in a video sea of
violent bombardment. That proved to be his landmark series, Mister Rogers'
Neighborhood (1968), a show that could gently delve into important subjects no
other children's show would have dared for that time.
In doing so, Rogers experienced a
career where his sweet-tempered idealism charmed and influenced the world
whether it be scores of children on TV or recalcitrant authorities in
government. However, that beloved personality also hid Rogers' deep self-doubts
about himself and occasional misjudgments even as he proved a rock of
understanding in times of tragedy for a world that did not always comprehend a
man of such noble character.
Event Type(s): Community Event,Fun and Games
Age Group(s): Adult, All Ages