Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mr. Rogers Is Getting Evicted

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s not a beautiful day in the neighborhood for fans of Mr. Rogers.

After finding out that PBS plans to cut Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from their daily syndicated lineup this September, Brian Linder created savemrrogers.com, a campaign to save the 40-year-old kiddie series.

Linder says there’s no other children’s show like it on TV.

He explains, “While Disney is fighting for kids’ attention, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is about nurturing.”

As a kid, Linder admits he was “really sensitive” and the show helped him cope with his emotions.

Now, as father of twin girls, he wants to make sure his tots get to see Fred Rogers hanging up his cardigan and trying to tie his shoe laces every day.

If fellow fans want to help save the show, Linder suggest they contact their local TV stations.

But, they shouldn’t forget their manners.

He adds, “Please express your dissatisfaction in a Mr. Rogers way.”

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