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Watch Fred Rogers Documentary For Free On WQED Saturday

'Won't You Be My Neighbor' is the most successful biographical documentary in history

Andrew Limberg
February 08, 2019 - 10:40 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the award-winning documentary about Pittsburgh and Latrobe’s own Fred Rogers’ will make its television debut Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m. on WQED.

The 93 minute documentary released in theatres last June became the highest grossing biographical documentary of all time and was named by “Time” magazine as of the top 10 films of 2018.

The documentary, through archival footage and interviews with those close to Rogers, takes a behind the scenes look at Rogers’ and his over 30 year career that transformed television and taught children young and old it is okay to have feelings.

According to Focus:  “’Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” is directed by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville and will air on PBS stations across the county as part of its “Independent Lens” series.

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 “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was produced, filmed and ran locally on WQED Pittsburgh for over 30 years and is still available on multiple streaming services and in reruns.

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