Mr. Rogers: 35 Surprising Facts

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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.

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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

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