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20th Mar 2012Posted in: News Comments Off
Benjamin Wagner Keeps It Deep and Simple with Mister Rogers & Me
Talk to anyone over the age of, say, 20, and chances are good that they grew up learning about the values of kindness and self-respect from Fred Rogers, whose show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" brought Mr. McFeeley, King Friday XIII, Lady Aberlin and the rest of the gang to PBS from 1968 to 2001. Of the many whose lives were impacted by Mister Rogers, very few were lucky enough to actually have a chat with the man. One of those who got that chance is Benjamin Wagner, then a young journalist and producer at MTV News, who met Rogers at the cultural icon's summer home in Nantucket, Massachusetts, which happened to be next door to the cottage Wagner's mother was renting.

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