Fred Rogers

A deep thinker lived quietly in Fred Rogers' neighborhood

If you scroll down to the previous blog, you'll see a story about Fred Rogers, who's profiled in a dandy PBS special Tuesday (March 6). Friends describe Rogers' sense of play and fun; alongside that, however, was a philosopher and a skilled writer. We once got a sampling of that; here's an account that I sent to papers, recalling the pensive side of Rogers:

By Mike Hughes

Fred Rogers: The quiet neighbor with an impish sense of humor

Here's a fun Fred Rogers story that I sent to papers ... or, actually, that I will send to papers, whenever the AOL mail becomes unbroken. It's about a dandy PBS special Tuesday, March 6

By Mike Hughes

Television has had
plenty of people with big ambitions and big voices. It also had Fred

You've gotta love Daniel Tiger

Daniel Tiger is one of those guys you like instantly. He's cute, he's 4, he's well-meaning and he's animated. Even better, he links back to the kindly days of the late Fred Rogers. Daniel's new show -- a "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" spin-off -- debuts Monday (Memorial Day) on PBS. Here's the story I sent to papers:


LOS ANGELES – Daniel Tiger is ready
for his spotlight now. He brings an imposing TV legacy.