Mister Rogers' Sweater

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Description
This red knit cardigan was worn by Fred Rogers, creator and host of the children's program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (PBS, 1968-2001). For more than thirty years, Rogers began each episode by changing into a sweater and tennis shoes and singing, "Won't you be my neighbor?"
An ordained Presbyterian minister, Rogers dedicated his television career to promoting children's emotional and moral well-being. His show, with its friendly conversational style and trips to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, encouraged young viewers to feel loved, respected, and special.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1968 - 1984
Associated Date
1968-2001
user
Rogers, Fred
Physical Description
fiber, acrylic (overall material)
metal (zipper material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 31 in; 68.58 cm x 78.74 cm
ID Number
1984.0219.01
accession number
1984.0219
catalog number
1984.0219.01
Credit Line
Gift of Fred Rogers
subject
Television
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood {Television Program}
Television
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Data Source
National Museum of American History