Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a neighbor. Fred Rogers spent 50 years on childrenâ€™s television beseeching us to love and to allow ourselves to be loved. With television as his pulpit, he helped transform the very concept of childhood. He used puppets and play to explore the most complicated issues of the dayâ€”race, disability, equality and tragedy. He spoke directly to children and they responded by forging a lifelong bond with himâ€”by the millions. And yet today his impact is unclear. WONâ€™T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? explores the question of whether or not we have lived up to Fred's ideal. Are we all good neighbors?