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Mister Rogers

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SupermansPalJimmyOlsenPerson was signed in when posted
10-26-2002
02:24 AM ET (US)
Funny, these guys stole it from The Howard Stern show, though, he was riffing on this one day, the "soapy" part I remember.
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Chris SmithPerson was signed in when posted
10-25-2002
11:28 AM ET (US)
> Mr. Rogers was a neighborhood fixture when I lived
> in Pittsburgh,

His show was available in Canada, but it wasn't the big presence. (That would be the Friendly Giant or Mr Dressup.)

> and he's always been regarded as having
> a strong ethical and moral backbone.

More powerful it seems, because of a strong "do what I do, not what I say" approach - not preachy. Too many people trying on the inverse of that today, IMHO.
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mrmPerson was signed in when posted
10-24-2002
09:55 PM ET (US)
Mr. Rogers was a neighborhood fixture when I lived in Pittsburgh, and he's always been regarded as having a strong ethical and moral backbone.

I found these out-of-context statements amusing, but I don't mind taking lightly what other people take seriously. The words my wife uses to describe this behavior are "insensitive clod".
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erniePerson was signed in when posted
10-24-2002
07:35 PM ET (US)
Yes, that was a great show! (RealPlayer)
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Stefan JonesPerson was signed in when posted
10-24-2002
07:01 PM ET (US)
He actually is an honestly nice and sincere guy and it does bother me when people rank on him. But dang it, sometimes you just gotta . . .

"This American Life" did a great segment on Mr. Rogers. A guy who had met him as a kid (Mr. Rogers _invited the kid's entire family to his vacation house_) re-interviewed him and asked him how he might deal with some difficult neighbors.
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Patrick Nielsen Hayden
10-24-2002
06:22 PM ET (US)
This would be funnier if Fred Rogers weren't, by just about every report I've ever read, utterly genuine. As it is, this is just nasty.
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Stefan JonesPerson was signed in when posted
10-24-2002
05:45 PM ET (US)
I watched Mr. Rogers a lot as a kid. Knew all the songs and such. Didn't realize until recently that one of his songs was about, well, genitalia:

"Some are fancy on the inside. Some are fancy on the outside."

I distinctly remember thinking as a kid that it had something to do with inner and outer beauty.
Edited 10-24-2002 06:07 PM

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