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Video of the Day: Mister Rogers Through the Decades

Anyone who’s come of age since the late ’60s remembers Fred Rogers, a kindly, soft-spoken icon of children’s television who passed away in 2003. The educator and minister hosted Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the third longest-running show on PBS. Even if some of us never watched the series, we all remember the opening sequence, in which the eponymous narrator hangs up his coat before putting on comfy shoes and a sweater (which now hangs in the Smithsonian). This nostalgic video features every Mister Rogers intro ever recorded, from 1967 all the way up through the 21st century, with its beloved storyteller singing the now-famous song he wrote himself, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

[via The Daily What]

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