Mr Rogers 50th Anniversary


Join us here and on the air as we celebrate Fifty Years of America’s favorite neighbor. With his comforting smile and iconic sweaters, Fred Rogers created a neighborhood where everyone was free to learn and listen and share, and most of all, be themselves.

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. and filmed here at WQED Studios, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was broadcast nationally on PBS for more than thirty years and delivered Fred Roger’s message of understanding and kindness to children everywhere. Week after week, Mister Rogers and the folks from the Neighborhood helped children and their parents explore their feelings, try new experiences and learn the value of friendship.

WQED is proud to have been the producing station for Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Our largest production space, where hundreds of episodes were filmed, was re-named the Fred Rogers Studio in his honor. And visit this page for special video, news and content as we celebrate fifty years of Mister Rogers.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood 50th Anniversary Celebration schedule of WQED programs and events going on throughout all of 2018

Read and hear stories from WQED staff, colleagues, viewers and others about how Fred Rogers left lasting impressions.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Pittsburgh area musicians perform their version of "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" - in their own genre.