The first and last time Mister Rogers sang "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Mister Rogers sings "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" on the February 19, 1968 debut of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and then on the final episode August 31, 2001.

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Watch these wonderful bloopers and outtakes from Mister Rogers

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Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers in biopic's first trailer

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

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It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness. Based on the true story, #ABeautifulDayMovie in theaters this Thanksgiving.

If you haven't seen Morgan Neville's documentary about Fred Rogers, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, be sure to before the Hanks movie hits. Read the rest

Baseball team to wear jerseys that look like Mister Rogers' sweater

The South Bend Cubs, a minor league baseball team in South Bend, Indiana, will be wearing special jerseys that look like Mister Rogers' iconic red cardigan for a special event in August.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the South Bend Cubs will host Mister Rogers Day at Four Winds Field on Sunday, August 12 at their scheduled 2 p.m. game at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana.

In recognition of this 50th anniversary, the South Bend Cubs are partnering with local PBS affiliate WNIT and Fred Rogers Productions to celebrate this milestone. Clips from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood will be shown on the video board throughout the game. Daniel Tiger, star of the award-winning PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and the son of the beloved original puppet, will also be in attendance. Fans can sign a giant banner with their own message of thanks to Mister Rogers. Special messages of thanks from fans, players, and community members will also be shown throughout the game.

According to the team, replicas of the shirt will not be sold to the public but "game worn ones will be available in an online auction with proceeds to benefit local PBS station WNIT."

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The real story behind Mister Rogers' joyful flipping of the bird

No single GIF better represents my days than Mr. Roger's throwing the double bird with a giant smile on his face. I never once bothered to doubt its legitimacy, but a friend asked me if it was real. Of course it is. Read the rest