Won't You Be My Neighbor?
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Arts & Entertainment
- Published: 19 August 2020
Monday, August 31, 8 p.m.
He gave us the most precious gift of all: the courage to be kind.
For over thirty years, American children grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS. Mister Rogers offered a calm and stable presence, tackling life's weightiest issues in a simple, direct way. Won't You Be My Neighbor? reflects on Fred Rogers’ legacy of kindness, and the profound and lasting effect his innovative approach to television had on millions of children.
One of the year's most acclaimed films, Won't You Be My Neighbor? expertly weaves in precious archival clips, rare personal footage, and interviews with friends, family, and Fred Rogers himself, to paint an intimate portrait of a man beloved by millions, whose example of empathy, love, and patience is as necessary as ever.
Watch the trailer: