Fred McFeely Rogers
March 20, 1928 – February 27,
Few television personalities have touched people like Mister Rogers.
Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the town made famous
by golfer Arnold Palmer. Mister Rogers was an ordained minister in
the Presbyterian Church USA, but his real ministry was to children
through public television.
On Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Fred was the voice behind King
Friday XIII, Queen Sara Saturday, Curious X the Owl, Henrietta
Pussycat, Daniel Striped Tiger, Donkey Hodie and Lady Elaine
Fairchild. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood won 4 Emmy awards and
Fred Rogers received 1 Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.
Fred Rogers' statue looks across the Allegheny River toward the City
of Pittsburgh. Mister Rogers statue was dedicated on November 5, 2009
and is located on the North Shore near Heinz Field, Carnegie Science
Allegheny Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the
Vietnam Veterans Monument.