Mr. Rogers is getting honored with his own postage stamp that goes on sale Friday.
Fred Rogers hosted the beloved children’s television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” A dedication ceremony for the stamp will take place Friday with post office officials at the Pittsburgh studio where the show was filmed, The Associated Press reported.
Rogers’ show spanned from 1968 to 2001. The “forever” stamp features Rogers with a puppet character from the show.
Rogers died in 2003 at the age of 74, but his widow and David Newell, who played Mr. McFeeley on the show, will attend the ceremony.
Rogers was reportedly just as nice off the screen as on the screen. The actor was previously ordained as a Presbyterian minister before changing his career path, according to the New York Post.
“Children have very deep feelings, just as parents do,” Rogers said. A documentary called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” directed by Morgan Neville is set to come out June 8, 2018, the New York Post reported.
“I didn’t feel I needed to put on a funny hat,” Rogers said. The actor instead sang and changed his shoes and sweater during episodes.
In honor of Rogers’ would-be 90th birthday on March 20, live-streaming platform Twitch and PBS started airing 90 of his most beloved episodes. The special marathon continues with the platform streaming all of Rogers’ 856 episodes, USA Today reported.
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