SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Mister Rogers to Be Commemorated on Forever Stamp

The USPS unveiled their new Mister Rogers Forever stamp on Friday at the studio where he began his show.

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 2:09 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2018 2:23 PM

PITTSBURGH, Penn. — The studio where Fred Rogers launched his career as a televised friend to children everywhere now bears his name, WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh.

On Friday, that studio also became the site where the U.S. Postal Service unveiled their new Forever stamp, emblazoned with the image of Mister Rogers.

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan led the dedication ceremony. "Mister Rogers and his Neighborhood of Make-Believe made the ups and downs of life easier to understand for the youngest members of our society," said Brennan.

Fred Rogers' show premiered across the country in 1968—50 years ago this year. It ran until 2001, just two years before Rogers' death in 2003.

The stamp features a photograph by Walt Seng, depicting Rogers in a signature red cardigan, next to puppet familiar King Friday XIII of the "Neighborhood of Make-Believe."

Rogers began each show by welcoming the audience to his "home," and singing the song "Won't You Be My Neighbor," which he composed himself—along with hundreds of other songs.

Rogers would put on his accustomed cardigan, change into sneakers, then introduce his topic for the day. Often his topics involved the serious emotions and situations of life as a child growing up—as simple as sharing or friendship, or as serious as anger, fear, divorce or death. He addressed them with consummate gentleness and acceptance.

"In Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, children learned, in a safe space, how to be a friend and create relationships. He shaped generations with his kindness and compassion. It's why we honor him today," said Brennan.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 66333

Reported Deaths: 826
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah15240213
Washington903896
Marion8436130
Clackamas547276
Umatilla415648
Lane389037
Jackson343623
Malheur231839
Deschutes195514
Yamhill158216
Linn127518
Polk107615
Douglas82215
Jefferson77311
Benton7197
Union7172
Klamath6854
Morrow6257
Lincoln56513
Wasco47918
Josephine4434
Columbia4383
Coos3901
Hood River3661
Clatsop3350
Baker2593
Crook1986
Grant1231
Tillamook1120
Curry1052
Lake1010
Harney871
Wallowa702
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler30
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1128219

Reported Deaths: 18753
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3706367446
San Bernardino851761129
Riverside815651413
San Diego72815968
Orange711161554
Kern38519445
Fresno36315471
Sacramento33421546
Santa Clara31103464
Alameda27622499
San Joaquin24649503
Contra Costa22482258
Stanislaus20658418
Tulare19818303
Ventura18105174
Imperial15257355
San Francisco14542158
Monterey13887114
San Mateo13334169
Sonoma11486155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10946133
Kings1011586
Solano936380
Marin7560128
Placer607167
Madera588580
San Luis Obispo566435
Yolo425775
Shasta410042
Santa Cruz389627
Butte371259
Napa277817
Sutter267713
El Dorado19304
San Benito174615
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama145723
Mendocino142422
Nevada10529
Lake83418
Glenn8326
Humboldt7849
Tuolumne7848
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo27916
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Modoc1140
Trinity1140
Mariposa1122
Alpine420
Sierra170
Unassigned00
Medford
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 41°
Brookings
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 44°
Crater Lake
Overcast
31° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 31°
Grants Pass
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 43°
Klamath Falls
Overcast
31° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 31°
Rain & snow arrive this evening
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events