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'Mister Rogers' statue draws criticism

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Some celebrities and art experts are criticizing Pittsburgh's recently unveiled Fred Rogers statue for what they say is a failure to capture his likeness.
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Mister Rogers statue arrives in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, March 19 (UPI) -- A 7,000-pound, nearly 11-foot-tall bronze figure of late children's TV star Fred Rogers has arrived in Pittsburgh, Family Communications Inc. said Thursday.
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Many PBS stations boot 'Mister Rogers'

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Reruns of the classic U.S. children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighbohood" reportedly won't be seen on many PBS stations this season.

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'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' turns 40

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Several family-friendly events are being planned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the beloved U.S. children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Plans seek beautiful site for Mr. Rogers

PITTSBURGH, May 24 (UPI) -- A child-friendly statue of one of children's most beloved neighbors, Mr. Rogers, is in the planning stages for a Pittsburgh neighborhood.

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Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2006 with 286 to follow.
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Musicians record tribute to Mr. Rogers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Musicians from a variety of genres will interpret songs written by beloved PBS personality Fred "Mr." Rogers for a charity album.

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Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:
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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001), that featured his gentle, soft-spoken personality and directness to his audiences.

Initially educated to be a minister, Rogers was displeased with the way television addressed children and made an effort to change this when he began to write for and perform on local Pennsylvania shows dedicated to youth. The Public Broadcasting System developed his own nationally aired show in 1968 and over the course of three decades on television, he became an indelible American icon of children's entertainment and education, as well as a symbol of compassion, patience, and morality. He was also known for his advocacy of various public causes. He testified to the U.S. Supreme Court on time shifting; and he gave a now-famous speech before the U.S. Senate, advocating government funding for children's television rather than the Vietnam War.

Rogers was honored for his life work in children's education. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, a Peabody Award for his career, and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Two resolutions recognizing his work were unanimously passed by U.S. Congress, one of his trademark sweaters was acquired and is on display at the Smithsonian Institution, and several buildings and works of art in Pennsylvania are dedicated to his memory.

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