HBO will premiere Morgan Neville’s critically acclaimed Fred Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” on February 9.
In addition, HBO will honor Rogers’ contribution and commitment to public television with a special presentation of the film on PBS’ Independent Lens on the same day.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers. The documentary tells the story of the soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer, and producer whose show was beamed into homes across America daily for more than 30 years.
In his beloved television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion.
There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before, and there hasn’t been since.
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