From the first time Fred Rogers, known to his fans across generations as Mister Rogers, walked through that famous door and into our living rooms on February 19, 1968, his warmth, his kindness, and ability to talk to children on their level was television magic.
By changing from his dress shoes into sneakers and donning one of his many cardigan sweaters–each knitted by his mother–welcoming us as he fed the fish, Mister Rogers made us feel that he was talking directly to us when we were children.
On Today's Take Note, meet two local folks who had the opportunity to work with Fred up close and personal. Joanne Loebig of State College, was a production intern and became an assistant on the show in the 1980's. Cory Geishauser of Altoona, also worked with Fred in the 90's and developed a lifelong and personal friendship.