Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS, was my mentor and colleague for 33 years. He taught me to trust the instincts that draw me to the power and meaning of the human face and voice. He also taught me to recognize and harness a deep trust in my viewers – they posses a tremendous capacity for patience and understanding.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Between 1971 and 1983 I worked with Fred to write approximately one hundred scripts for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. One of my favorite weeks of scripts includes the following scene between Betty Aberlin and Daniel Striped Tiger.
  Mister Rogers and Mrs. McFeelyMrs. McFeely Rides Again
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Another film, Fred and Barney Go
for a Walk
, includes one of my first documentaries broadcast on PBS – a short film about the neighborhood where Joe and I raised our children and walked our golden retriever whose real name was “William William Tremble-toes He's a Good Fisherman to Catch Them Hens” – aka “Willie.”


©The Fred Rogers Company, used with permission..........


I played the part of Mrs. McFeely on the program – my favorite "performance" is one in A Visit from Jay the Chimp, in which Mrs. McFeely struggles with a chimpanzee.


Read more about my work for PBS
with Fred Rogers:

Old Friends, New Friends

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