Mr. Rogers: 35 Surprising Facts

Fred McFeely Rogers was born on March 20, 1928. His soft-spoken demeanor and positive message on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood were beloved by all, including Koko the gorilla.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Mr. Rogers dropped out of an ivy league college so he could pursue a degree in music. 00:33

  2. In one study, kids who watched Mr. Rogers had better memory and patience than those who watched Sesame Street. 02:06

  3. Mr. Rogers convinced the Supreme Court to allow VCRs to record television programs at home. 06:14

Written by Curiosity Staff March 20, 2015

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