Celebrating Mister Rogers

Fred Rogers’ Pitt Legacy

Fred Rogers and Margaret McFarland

Mister Rogers' Pitt Mentor

A friendship and professional relationship with Pitt child psychologist Margaret McFarland helped to shape Fred Rogers' career (View video).

Fred Rogers on set

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Collection

Scripts, photos, episode summaries and other materials spanning Fred Rogers' career from 1955 to 2003 are included in a Pitt archival collection.

Joe Negri and Fred Rogers

Handyman Negri

Joe Negri—Handyman Negri and owner of Negri's Music Shop in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood—taught jazz guitar at Pitt for 49 years

composite photo of Pitt alumni who work for Fred Rogers Productions

Pitt Grads at Fred Rogers Productions

Six Pitt alumni hold leadership positions at the nonprofit founded by Fred Rogers to produce "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Fred Rogers and children

Fred Rogers in Pitt Magazine

Read an essay by Rogers and a Q&A interview with him, published in the University's Pitt Magazine.

Fred Rogers and children

The Mister Rogers No One Saw

Fred Rogers wasn't just an educator and a moral person. He was also an uncompromising artist, writes Pitt professor Jeanne Marie Laskas.