We won’t bore you with talk of sustainable cities or sustainable development, instead we’ll focus on the “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” star! Fred Rogers starred on the brilliant children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968 to 2001 and there aren’t many who can forget the kind-hearted and gentle personality of Mr. Rogers. As such, we’ve decided to take a walk down memory lane and present you with surprising facts about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that you most likely didn’t already know.
A Career Risk
Once Fred Rogers left college, he moved to the Big Apple where he worked as a producer for good ol’ NBC. While in New York, Rogers got a call from a startup station back in his home of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. WQED, a public access channel, wanted Fred to come back home and work with them. Rogers agreed and moved back, despite the fact that WQED wasn’t even on the air yet.
Ivy League Dropout
Mr. Rogers ~kind of~ dropped out of Ivy League school! He had completed a single year at Dartmouth before he dropped out. Rogers then picked up and moved to Florida, where he attended Rollins College. His major? Music. Furthermore, we wouldn’t be surprised if he studied environmental education, just because.