Discuss: Do Kids Today Still Like Mister Rogers?

Do Kids Today Still Like Mister Rogers?

Fred Rogers and his Neighborhood may seem to belong to a bygone age of slow children’s media, but when Mary Pflum Peterson introduced the show to her four children, she found that they engaged with the show like kids back in the 70s and 80s did. I asked my youngest two, as they obsessed over the fish, what was it about the show that appealed to them. After a beat, they gave me that look that parents will readily recognize, the one that best translates to “Isn’t it obvious?” “He likes kids,...

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