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1928320BirthFrederick McFeely Rogers is born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQzrmE3YR6zzD1vC7q1xCL13T9VXk720GYzJ1V6GJqAz_jEyu8-sIgZ4geVoRMJFaG5-RYI32LS6ObG/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
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1951GraduationAfter attending Dartmouth, Rogers graduates magna cum laude with a degree in music composition from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.https://www.rollins.edu/
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195269MarriageRogers marries Joanne Byrd.
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1953"The Children's Corner"Rogers helps develop "The Children's Corner" for the first public TV station in the U.S.redhttps://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZTY2NzViZjQtZTAwNS00Y2U3LTliNWYtNWNmOTZlODY3MzNhXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzYwNDM5Mg@@._V1_.jpghttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250142/
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1954WQEDRogers is hired by WQED in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to work as a puppeteer.red
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1954Daniel Striped Tiger DebutDaniel Striped Tiger and several other famous puppets makes their debuts on "The Children's Corner."red
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1959First ChildJames, the Rogers' first son, is born.
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1961Second ChildJohn, the Rogers'second son, is born.
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1963SeminaryRogers graduates from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.https://www.pts.edu/
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1963OrdinationRogers is ordained as a Presbyterian minister.
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1963On-Camera DebutRogers hosts a series of 15-minute episodes of "Mister Rogers" for the Canadian Broadcast System.red
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1964"Mister Rogers Neighborhood"30 minute episodes of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" begin airing on PBS.redhttps://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/4/41/Mister_Rogers%27_Neighborhood_1968.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/1000?cb=20170515230254http://logos.wikia.com/wiki/Mister_Rogers%27_Neighborhood
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1967"Won't You Be My Neighbor?"Rogers composes "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" and uses it to open each show.redhttps://youtu.be/eInUUfyqa5o
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1968White House ForumRogers is appointed chairman of the White House Forum on Mass Media and Child Development.
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196951Appearance before SenateRogers appears before U.S. Senate to defend funding for public TV.https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Mister-Rogers-Congress.jpgUnited States Senate via fredrogers.org
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1969Peabody AwardRogers wins the George Foster Peabody Award for television excellence.#9cf
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1979Defends Sony Corporation in LawsuitRogers defends the use of VCRs to record live TV, arguing they help families spend time together.
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1981218Jeffrey Erlanger 10-year-old Jeffrey Erlanger demonstrates his wheelchair in a memorable episode.https://youtu.be/5BZlyxS37Kk
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1984Smithsonian SweaterThe Smithsonian Institution in Washington adds Mr. Rogers' sweater to its collection.https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Fred_Rogers_sweater.jpgRudi Riet
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1984Burger King AdsRogers convinces Burger King to remove ads featuring a Mr. Rogers lookalike, Mr. Rodney.
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1987Soviet AppearanceMr. Rogers films a segment for a children's show in the USSR, “Good Night, Little Ones.”
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1990KKK LawsuitRogers forces the Ku Klux Klan to stop imitating his show in recordings.
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1996TV Guide 50 GreatestTV Guide names Fred Rogers one of the 50 greatest TV stars of all time.#9cf
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1996Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanRogers plays preacher "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" cameo, the only time he played someone other than himself.
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1997Lifetime Achievement AwardRogers is presented with Lifetime Achievement Award by National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.#9cfhttps://youtu.be/hiNi4Ij9Mxc
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19975Surpasses Captain KangarooMister Rogers' Neighborhood surpasses Captain Kangaroo as longest-running children's television series.red
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1998728Koko the GorillaRogers films a memorable segment with Koko the Gorilla, a fan of his show.redhttps://youtu.be/cn79Lgfh1hwhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koko_(gorilla)
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1998Hollywood StarRogers is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.#9cf
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1999Television Hall of FameRogers is inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.#9cf
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2001831Last EpisodeThe last episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" airs on PBS.red
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2001September 11 PSAsRogers films public service announcements teaching parents how to talk to their children about the 9/11 attacks.redhttps://youtu.be/LZbXM3Kzd7o
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20027Presidential Medal of FreedomRogers is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.#9cfhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/PresMedalFreedom.jpghttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PresMedalFreedom.jpg
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2003227DeathFred Rogers dies of stomach cancer at the age of 74.
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201293Daniel Tiger's NeighborhoodDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood, an animated spin-off, debuts.https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/Daniel_Tiger%27s_Neighborhood_logo.pnghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Daniel_Tiger%27s_Neighborhood_logo.pnghttp://pbskids.org/daniel/
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201836A 50th-anniversary Tribute ShowA 50th-anniversary tribute show, hosted by actor Michael Keaton, airs on PBS.
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201868DocumentaryA Fred Rogers documentary film titled "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" is released.https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/Won%27t_You_Be_My_Neighbor%3F.pnghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Won%27t_You_Be_My_Neighbor%3F.pnghttp://focusfeatures.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/
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