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Source: PBS

50 Years After His TV Debut, People Reflect On The Lessons They Learned From Mister Rogers

By Mark LoProto

If you can believe it, it’s been 50 years since the sweater-wearing, soft-voiced persona of Mr. Rogers first graced televisions across the country. Since 1968, Fred Rogers delighted viewers with his positive affirmations, trips to the “Land of Make Believe,” and a constantly sunny disposition. When you watched Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, you walked away with a new perspective on the day, and for the 50th anniversary, people are looking back at the values they picked up from the show’s 912-episode run.

Using the hashtag #ThingsILearnedFromMrRogers, Twitter users piped up with the vast array of things they walked away with thanks to the mild-mannered host. While there are plenty of references to Mr. Rogers’ staple cardigan and his choice of footwear, there were also some heartfelt and real lessons learned.