Watch a Marathon Streaming of All 856 Episodes of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, and the Moving Trailer for the New Documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The bom­bast, arro­gance and bloviation–maybe you need a break from it all. You may need exact­ly the opposite–a lit­tle Fred Rogers. If so, we’ve got two things for you. First, head over to Twitch.TV where they’re cur­rent­ly livestream­ing all 856 episodes of Mis­ter Rogers Neigh­bor­hood (for a lim­it­ed time). It’s a grand way of cel­e­brat­ing what would have been Fred’s 90th birth­day this week. And then, above, watch the brand new trail­er for Won’t You Be My Neigh­bor?, the upcom­ing doc­u­men­tary by Oscar-win­ning direc­tor Mor­gan Neville (20 Feet from Star­dom). Due out in June, the 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.” As you watch the trail­er, you’ll be remind­ed that Rogers worked his mag­ic dur­ing oth­er peri­ods of chaos and dis­con­tent, and how sore­ly his calm­ing pres­ence is miss­ing today.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Mis­ter Rogers Turns Kids On to Jazz with Help of a Young Wyn­ton Marsalis and Oth­er Jazz Leg­ends (1986)

Watch Mr. Rogers Per­suade Con­gress to Stop Cut­ting PBS Bud­get in 1969 : Would It Stop Trump from Defund­ing PBS & NEA Today?

Mr. Rogers Intro­duces Kids to Exper­i­men­tal Elec­tron­ic Music by Bruce Haack & Esther Nel­son (1968)

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