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Producer Nicholas Ma On The Lasting Legacy of Mister Rogers

Aug 6, 2018

Fred Rogers poses with one of his puppets, Daniel Striped Tiger
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The documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” screens Monday night at Paepcke Auditorium as part of the Aspen Institute Eisner/Laudner “New Views” film series. It focuses on the radical kindness of Fred Rogers, the unassuming star of the beloved television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Rogers and his cast of puppets spoke directly to young children about emotions, death, divorce and acceptance.

 

Arts and culture reporter Christin Kay spoke with film producer Nicholas Ma about Fred Rogers’ legacy, Ma's two appearances on Rogers' show and on the importance of hearing Rogers "speak with strength AND kindness."